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Ballot Measures

2010 California Ballot Measures

 
 

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute. Failed
 
 

Business and Consumers

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 17: Allows Auto Insurance Companies To Base Their Prices In Part On A Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 16: Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 24: Repeals Recent Legislation that Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statue. Failed
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 15: California Fair Elections Act Failed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 14: Elections. Increases Right To Participate In Primary Elections. 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
 
 

Constitution

Election Date State Title Outcome
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
 
 

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 16: Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 23: Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions that Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year. Initiative Statute. Failed
 
 

Environment

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 23: Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions that Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year. Initiative Statute. Failed
 
 

Finance and Banking

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 17: Allows Auto Insurance Companies To Base Their Prices In Part On A Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
 
 

Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
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
 
 

Housing and Property

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
 
 

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
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
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
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
 
 

Marijuana Legalization

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 19: Legalizes Marijuana Under California but Not Federal Law, Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana. Initiative Statue. Failed
 
 

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
 
 

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 17: Allows Auto Insurance Companies To Base Their Prices In Part On A Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute. Failed
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
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