Proposition 98 has two chief components which would amend the state constitution. The first component would place new limitations on state and local governments right to seize private property. The 2nd component would eliminate rent control in California. In addition, the measure contains language which could restrain the government from housing and tenant benefits laws.
Proposition 99 would eliminate the state and local government's power to seize property except in certain circumstances. The measure would prohibit the government from taking single-family homes for use by another private individual, business or association. The measure would also stop Proposition 98's provisions from going into law, if Proposition 99 is passed by more votes.