if both prop. 30 and 38 pass
If the provisions of two measures approved on the same statewide ballot conflict, the state constitution specifies the measure with more "yes" votes would prevail. Since both Prop. 30 and 38 are on the statewide ballot and both increase personal income tax rates, the propositions could be viewed as conflicting.
The constitution states that only one set of tax increases can go into effect.
If Proposition 30 receives more "yes" votes: Prop. 30 contains a section indicating that its provisions would prevail in their entirety and no provisions of any other measure increasing personal income tax rates -- in this case Prop. 38--would go into effect.
If Proposition 38 receives more "yes" notes: Prop. 38 contains a section indicating that its provisions would prevail and the tax rate provisions of any other measure affecting sales or personal income tax rates -- in this case Prop.30--would not go into effect. Under this scenario, the spending reductions known as "trigger cuts" would take effect as a result of Prop. 30's tax increases not going into effect.