California 2020

In less than two months California will be voting on many things. As of this writing there are twelve statewide ballot measures. You’ve heard this before but I will reiterate now:

VOTE!

It is your RIGHT!

It is your RESPONSIBILITY!

You can find more information on the initiatives at the California Secretary of State site.

I haven’t yet had a chance to read them all and form an opinion. What I CAN tell you is on some of these just the title scares me. I will be reading through these and will post what Don Thinks for each of these as soon as possible.

Proposition 14:
AUTHORIZES BONDS TO CONTINUE FUNDING STEM CELL AND OTHER MEDICAL RESEARCH. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Proposition 15:

INCREASES FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES BY CHANGING TAX ASSESSMENT OF COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

Increases funding for K-12 public schools, community colleges, and local governments by requiring that commercial and industrial real property be taxed based on current market value. Exempts from this change: residential properties; agricultural properties; and owners of commercial and industrial properties with combined value of $3 million or less. Increased education funding will supplement existing school funding guarantees. Exempts small businesses from personal property tax; for other businesses, exempts $500,000 worth of personal property. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Net increase in annual property tax revenues of $7.5 billion to $12 billion in most years, depending on the strength of real estate markets. After backfilling state income tax losses related to the measure and paying for county administrative costs, the remaining $6.5 billion to $11.5 billion would be allocated to schools (40 percent) and other local governments (60 percent).

Proposition 16:
ACA 5 (Resolution Chapter 23), Weber. Government preferences

Proposition 17:
ACA 6 (Resolution Chapter 24), McCarty. Elections: disqualification of electors.

Proposition 18:
ACA 4 (Resolution Chapter 30), Mullin. Elections: voting age.

Proposition 19:
ACA 11 (Resolution Chapter 31), Mullin. The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act.

Proposition 20:
Restricts parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated only as misdemeanors.

Proposition 21:
Expands Local Governments’ Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property.

Proposition 22:
Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers.

Proposition 23: Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements.

Proposition 24:
Amends Consumer Privacy Laws.

Proposition 25:
Referendum to Overturn a 2018 law that replaced money bail system with a system based on public safety risk.