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2014 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
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
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
 
 

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
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
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 28: Legislative Term Limits Reform Act of 2010 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 40: Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum. 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
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 3, 2014 California Proposition 42: Public Records. Open Meetings. State Reimbursement to Local Agencies. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 2: State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Pending
 
 

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
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Status. Pending
 
 

Death Penalty

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

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Status. Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute. Pending
 
 

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative 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
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
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
 
 

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
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 Pending
 
 

Executive Branch

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

Federal, State and Local Relations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 40: Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum. Passed
 
 

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
 
 

Food Processing and Sales

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative 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
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Pending
 
 

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
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 2: State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Pending
 
 

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
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute. Pending
 
 

Health Insurance

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 45: Health Insurance. Rate Changes. Initiative Statute. Pending
 
 

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
 
 

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
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
June 3, 2014 California Proposition 41: Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014 Passed
 
 

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. Pending
 
 

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
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 22: Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 Pending
 
 

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
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. 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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. 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
 
 

Science

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
 
 

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
 
 

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
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
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. 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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