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2008 California Ballot Measures

 
 

Abortion

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
 
 

Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals Passed
 
 

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals Passed
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

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
 
 

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
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 99: Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 9: Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 6: Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed
 
 

Energy

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 7: Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
 
 

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
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. 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
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 99: Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment. Passed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 98: Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
 
 

Indigenous Peoples

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
 
 

K-12 Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

Minors and Children

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
 
 

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
 
 

Science

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. 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
 
 

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 91: Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
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
 
 

Veterans

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
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