2016 California Ballot Measures Results

2016 California Ballot Measures Results

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California has garnered national attention for the unprecedented number of statewide, voter initiatives on this year’s ballot. Election experts believe corporations and advocacy groups could spend in excess of $100 million advertising for and/or against them. The following table provides a brief summary of each of the 17 ballot measures in numerical order.

Proposition Description Passed

Prop 51

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$9 billion in school bonds for school construction and modifications.

YES

Prop 52

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Extends Medi-Cal fees on hospitals for federal matching funds to care for uninsured patients and children.

YES

Prop 53

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Requires state to seek voter approval before revenue bonds greater than $2 million are issued or sold for state projects.

NO

Prop 54

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The legislature cannot pass bills unless they are printed and posted on the Internet at least of 72 hours before the vote.

YES

Prop 55

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Approves a 12 year extension of the temporary 2012 personal income tax increase on those earning more than $250,000 for education and healthcare.

YES

Prop 56

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Two dollars per pack tax increase on cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products to fund healthcare and prevention programs.

YES

Prop 57

proposition-57

Considers parole consideration and sentence credits for nonviolent felons; juvenile judges can decide when minors are charged as adults.

YES

Prop 58

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Maintains English proficiency requirements for students and allows parental input on language program design and selection for their child.

YES

Prop 59

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Calls for constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and declares corporations should not have the same rights as people.

YES

Prop 60

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Adult film actors must use condoms during sex scenes; producers must pay for vaccinations, testing, medical exams and state health license.

NO

Prop 61

proposition-61

The state cannot pay more for a prescription drug than the lowest amount paid for the same drug by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

NO

Prop 62

proposition-62

Repeals the death penalty for those found guilty of murder and replaces it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

NO

Prop 63

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Requires ammunition be sold through licensed vendors with Department of Justice background check; prohibits sale and possession of large-capacity magazines.

YES

Prop 64

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Legalizes the use of recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age or older.

YES

Prop 65

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Money from the sale of carryout bags will be administered by the Wildlife Conservation Board and used for environmental projects.

NO

Prop 66

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Changes rules for state court challenges to death sentences and exempts prison officials from current rules for developing execution methods.

YES

Prop 67

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Stores cannot give single-use plastic or paper bags to customers but they can sell recycled paper and reusable bags for 10 cents each.

YES

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