2No appearance for Defendantsand Respondents.Trevor A. Grimm, Jonathan M. Coupal, Paul T. Gough, and Timothy A. Bittle forIntervener and Respondent.Meriem L. Hubbard, Harold E. Johnson and Jennifer M. Fry for Pacific LegalFoundation, Fullerton Association of Concerned Tax Payers, Orange County TaxpayersAssociation, San Joaquin County Taxpayer’s Association, Inc., Contra Costa TaxpayersAssociation, Sutter County Taxpayers’ Association, The Humboldt County TaxpayersLeague, The Ventura County Taxpayers Association, Kern County TaxpayersAssociation, and Napa County Taxpayers Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Intervener and Respondent.* * * * * * * *It is easier to amend the California Constitution than to revise it. While anamendment may be achieved through a ballot initiative, a revision requires aconstitutional convention and popular ratification or legislative submission of a measureto the voters. (
Legislature v. Eu
(1991) 54 Cal.3d492, 506.)The sole issue on appeal iswhether section 3of article XIII A of the CaliforniaConstitution (section 3) requiring a supermajority of legislators to approve any state taxincreaseconstituted arevision,rather than an amendment.Because our Supreme Courtpreviously concluded thatarticle XIII Ain its entirety was an amendment, not a revision,its holding necessarily encompassedsection3. (
Amador Valley Joint Union High Sch. Dist.v.State Bd.of Equalization
(1978) 22 Cal.3d 208, 248(
, we reject appellant Charles Young’s contention that section 3constitutedarevision.We affirm the judgment on the pleadings.
FACTS AND PROCEDURE
In 1978, voters passedProposition 13, which enacted article XIII A of theCalifornia Constitution.Article XIII A sets a maximum amount of tax on real property(§1),describes how to calculate full cash value of real property (§2),requires a changein taxes to be approved by at least two-thirds of all members of each house of the state