SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Two state lawmakers are putting forth a constitutional amendment that would strip the University of California of some of its autonomy.

Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara and Republican Sen. Anthony Cannella introduced Senate Constitutional Amendment 1 on Thursday, which they hope to place on the November 2016 ballot. Two-thirds votes in both houses of the Legislature are required.

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The proposal comes after the UC approved tuition increases for the next five years unless the state gives more money to the 10-campus system.

SCA1 would give the Legislature new oversight powers, such as being able to veto tuition increases and executive pay raises.

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UC spokesman Steve Montiel says the proposal is a distraction from the state’s higher education funding problem. He says the university is already accountable to lawmakers.

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