Ballot Type Measure

Prop 1: 2024

Proposition 1 Mental Health Care and Addiction Treatment Reform & Bonds to Build Places for Treatment and Supportive Housing The Election There is one statewide ballot measure for the March 2024 election. You can watch a video explainer or read…

Prop 48: 2014

Proposition 48 Indian Gaming Compacts The Measure: REJECTED The Question: Should the tribal gaming compacts negotiated by Governor Brown with the North Fork and Wiyot Tribes and ratified by legislative statute be allowed to go into effect? The Situation: In…

Prop 47: 2014

Proposition 47 Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. The Measure: PASSED The Question: Should the penalties for certain offenders convicted of non-serious, nonviolent crimes be reduced from felonies to misdemeanors? The Situation: The California Penal Code classifies a felony as the most…

Prop 46: 2014

Proposition 46 Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. The Measure: REJECTED The Question: Should California require random drug testing of doctors, require doctors to check a statewide database before prescribing certain drugs, and raise the cap on…

Prop 45: 2014

Proposition 45 Healthcare Insurance. Rate Changes. The Measure: REJECTED The Question: Should changes in some health insurance rates require the Insurance Commissioner’s approval before going into effect? The Situation: Health care plans are regulated by either the California Department of…

Prop 2: 2014

Proposition 2 State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account. The Measure: PASSED The Question: Should the State Constitution be amended to change how the state pays down debt and saves money in reserves? The Situation: When the economy is strong, state tax…

Prop 1: 2014

Proposition 1 Water Bond. Funding for Water Quality, Supply, Treatment, and Storage Projects. The Measure: PASSED The Question: Should the California Constitution be amended so that most commercial and industrial property is reassessed on a regular basis? The Situation: Taxes…

Proposition 67: 2016

Proposition 67 Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. The Measure PASSED The Question Should the law passed by the Legislature banning single-use plastic bags be allowed to go into effect?  The Situation In 2014, the California Legislature passed, and the governor…

Proposition 66: 2016

Proposition 66 Death Penalty. Procedures. The Measure: PASSED The Question: Should the time it takes for legal challenges to death sentences be significantly shortened?  The Situation: Death-penalty convictions are always automatically appealed to the California Supreme Court, and may also…

Proposition 65: 2016

Proposition 65 Carryout Bags. Charges. The Measure: PASSED The Question: If a statewide ban on single-use carry-out grocery bags is enacted, and stores are required to offer reusable bags for sale, should the money from the sale of those bags…