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2020 California Ballot Measures

Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 12: Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products Passed

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 60: The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act Failed

Constitution

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 93: Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 91: Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 11: Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 16: Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 22: Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 20: Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 26: Requires that Certain State and Local Fees be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those that Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer's Business. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
June 7, 2016 California Proposition 50: Suspension of Legislators Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 54: California Legislature Transparency Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 66: Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 63: The Safety for All Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 65: Environmental Fee Protection Act Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 52: State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 53: No Blank Checks Initiative Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 64: Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act Passed

Death Penalty

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 34: Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. Failed

Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 11: Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Passed

Entitlements and the Safety Net

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 52: State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment. Passed

Executive Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed

Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 98: Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 6: Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1A: Stabilizes State Budget. Reforms California Budget Process. Limits State Spending. Increases "Rainy Day" Budget Stabilization Fund. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 22: Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 31: State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 34: Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. Failed
June 3, 2014 California Proposition 41: Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 2: State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 51: School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 53: No Blank Checks Initiative Failed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 68: Authorizes Bonds Funding Parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaption, Water Quality And Supply And Flood Protection Passed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 69: Requires That Certain New Transportation Revenue Be Used For Transportation Purposes Passed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 70: Requires Legislative Supermajority Vote Approving Use Of Cap-And-Trade Reserve Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 1: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 2: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 3: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 4: Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children's Health Care Passed
March 3, 2020 California Proposition 13: Authorizes Bonds For Facility Repaid, Construction, And Modernization At Public Preschools, K-12 Schools, Community Colleges, And Universities Failed

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 3, 2014 California Proposition 42: Public Records. Open Meetings. State Reimbursement to Local Agencies. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 71: Sets Effective Date Of Ballot Measures Passed

Guns

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 63: The Safety for All Act of 2016 Passed

Higher Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed

Indigenous Peoples

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed

Judicial Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 62: The Justice That Works Act of 2016 Failed

Labor Unions

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed

Legal

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 93: Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 11: Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 27: Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 20: Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 26: Requires that Certain State and Local Fees be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those that Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer's Business. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 28: Legislative Term Limits Reform Act of 2010 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 40: Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum. Passed
June 7, 2016 California Proposition 50: Suspension of Legislators Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 54: California Legislature Transparency Act Passed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 70: Requires Legislative Supermajority Vote Approving Use Of Cap-And-Trade Reserve Fund Failed

Marriage, Family, and Children

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed

Natural Resources and Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 68: Authorizes Bonds Funding Parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaption, Water Quality And Supply And Flood Protection Passed

Oil and Gas

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 10: Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 1A: Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act Passed

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed

Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 24: Repeals Recent Legislation that Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statue. Failed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 55: The California Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 56: The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 64: Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act Passed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 70: Requires Legislative Supermajority Vote Approving Use Of Cap-And-Trade Reserve Fund Failed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 72: Permits Legislature To Exclude Newly Constructed Rain-Capture Systems From Property Tax Reassessment Requirement Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 5: Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 6: Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by the Electorate Failed

Unemployed and Low-Income

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed

Veterans

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
June 3, 2014 California Proposition 41: Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014 Passed

Women

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
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