California November 2016 Propositions
This is still in progress.
There are 17 statewide proposition on this ballot, so this guide
should be very useful.
There are also 24 measures on San Francisco's ballot.
I don't normally cover local issues but since there are so many
I'll dig into those too.
Plus there's a regional measure for BART.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.
You can also vote before then at Early Voting locations.
Check your sample ballot, or ask your county's Registrar of Voters
to find out where.
For instance, in Alameda County you can vote at the
Registrar's office in downtown Oakland,
among other places.
Prop. 51: School Bonds
Authorizes $9 billion in bonds for school construction.
Prop. 52: Medi-Cal
Makes permanent the current temporary fee on hospitals to help
Prop. 53: Voter Approval of Bonds
Requires statewide voter approval of any bonds over $2 billion.
Prop. 54: Legislature, Legialation, and Proceedings
Requires 72-hour waiting period between publishing a bill and
voting on it.
Prop. 55: Extension of Education/Healthcare Tax
Extends 2012's Prop. 30 temporary 7-year tax increase by
another 12 years.
Prop. 56: Cigarette Tax
Prop. 57: Criminal Sentences
A followup to 2014's Prop. 47.
That one reduced some felonies to misdemeanors.
This one authorizes earlier release for some non-violent felonies.
Prop. 58: English-Language Education
Prop. 59: Advisory on Repealing "Citizens United"
A referendum on whether California should support a US Constitutional
Amendment repealing Citizens United.
Prop. 60: Condom Use in Adult Films
Requires adult film actors to use condoms.
Prop. 61: Prescription Drug Pricing
Pegs the price state agencies pay for prescription drugs to
be at most what the VA pays.
Prop. 62: Death Penalty
Repeals the death penalty in California.
Prop. 63: Firearms and Ammunition
Requires a background check before buying ammunition.
Prop. 64: Marijuana Legalization
Legalizes marijuana for adults 21 and over, same as cigarettes.
Includes usage, posession, and growing your own.
Prop. 65: Grocery Bags
The 10-cent charge for grocery bags would go to a new fund for
Prop. 66: Death Penalty
Revises some death penalty procedures.
Prop. 67: Plastic Grocery Bags
Voter approval for the existing ban on plastic grocery bags.
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