Proposition Party

A List of Propositions

Here's a list of the statewide Propositions. But don't forget your county or municipal ones, either - you can find a sample ballot with all the relevant items here.

  • 51. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities

    Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds: $3 billion for new construction and $3 billion for modernization of K-12 public school facilities; $1 billion for charter schools and vocational education facilities; and $2 billion for California Community Colleges facilities.

  • 52. State Fees on Hospitals, Federal Medi-Cal Matching Fund

    For the purpose of obtaining federal Medi-Cal matching funds this measure increases the required vote to two-thirds for the Legislature to amend a certain existing law that imposes fees on hospitals and directs those fees and federal matching funds to hospital-provided Medi-Cal health care services, to uncompensated care provided by hospitals to uninsured patients, and to children's health coverage.

  • 53. Revenue Bonds, Statewide Voter Approval – Cortopassi Initiative

    Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for projects that are financed, owned, operated, or managed by the state or any joint agency created by or including the state, if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion. Prohibits dividing projects into multiple separate projects to avoid statewide voter approval requirement.

  • 54. Legislature and Legislative Process

    Prohibits Legislature from passing any bill unless it has been in print and published on the internet for at least 72 hours before the vote, except in cases of public emergency. Requires the Legislature to make audiovisual recordings of all its proceedings, except closed session proceedings, and post them on the internet. Authorizes any person to record legislative proceedings by audio or video means, except closed session proceedings

  • 55. Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare

    Extends by twelve years the temporary personal income tax increases enacted in 2012 on earnings over $250,000 (for single filers; over $500,000 for joint filers; over $340,000 for heads of household). Allocates these tax revenues 89% to K-12 schools and 11% to California Community Colleges. Allocates up to $2 billion per year in certain years for healthcare programs. Bars use of education revenues for administrative costs, but provides local school governing boards discretion to decide, in open meetings and subject to annual audit, how revenues are to be spent.

  • 56. Tobacco Tax

    Increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine. Allocates revenues primarily to increase funding for existing healthcare programs; also for tobacco use prevention/control programs, and administration. Excludes these revenues from Proposition 98 funding requirements. If tax causes decreased tobacco consumption, transfers tax revenues to offset decreases to existing tobacco-funded programs and sales tax revenues. Requires biennial audit.

  • 57. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing

    Allows parole consideration for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies upon completion of full prison term for primary offense, as defined. Authorizes Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to award sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, or educational achievements. Requires Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to adopt regulations to implement new parole and sentence credit provisions and certify they enhance public safety. Provides juvenile court judges shall make determination, upon prosecutor motion, whether juveniles’ age 14 and older should be prosecuted and sentenced as adults.

  • 58. English Language Education, SB 1174

    This bill would amend and repeal various provisions of Proposition 227 (1998), specifically deleting the sheltered English immersion requirement and waiver provisions, and would instead provide that school districts and County Offices of Education shall provide English learner immersion programs and allow parents to choose a language acquisition program that best suits their child.

  • 59. Campaign Finance: Voter Instruction, SB 254

    This measure, a special election measure consolidated with the November 8th General Election, will authorize the Legislature to overturn the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) which repealed previous bans on corporate spending in the electoral process.

  • 60. Adult Film Health Requirements

    Requires performers in adult films to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse.

  • 61. State Rx Drug Prices and Standards

    Prohibits state agencies from paying more for a prescription drug than the lowest price paid for the same drug by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Applies to any program where the state is the ultimate payer for a drug, even if the state does not purchase the drug directly. Exempts certain purchases of prescription drugs funded through Medi-Cal.

  • 62. Death Penalty

    Repeals death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty of murder and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to persons already sentenced to death.

  • 63. Firearms and Ammunition Sales

    Prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, and requires their disposal by sale to dealer, destruction, or removal from state. Requires most individuals to pass background check and obtain Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition.

  • 64. Marijuana Legalization

    Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law. Designates state agencies to license and regulate marijuana industry. Imposes state excise tax on retail sales of marijuana equal to 15% of sales price, and state cultivation taxes on marijuana of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and $2.75 per ounce of leaves.

  • 65. Carry-out Bag Charges

    Redirects money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through sale of carry-out bags, whenever any state law bans free distribution of a particular kind of carry-out bag and mandates the sale of any other kind of carry-out bag. Requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund administered by the Wildlife Conservation Board to support specified categories of environmental projects.

  • 66. Death Penalty Procedures

    Changes procedures governing state court appeals and petitions challenging death penalty convictions and sentences. Designates the Superior Court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Imposes time limits on state court death penalty review.

  • 67. Referendum to Overturn Single-Use Bag Ban

    If signed by the required number of registered voters and timely filed with the Secretary of State, this petition will place on the statewide ballot a challenge to a state law previously approved by the Legislature and the Governor.