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California 1990 ballot propositions

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Forty-five statewide ballot propositions were on the 1990 ballot in California.

With 45 propositions on the ballot, 1990 had the second highest number of ballot propositions ever on the California ballot. 1914 set the record, with 48 propositions, and 1988 comes in third with 41 propositions. (See also: Number of ballot propositions per decade in California.)

Bluedot.png 18 were ballot initiatives that got on the ballot through the process of collecting signatures on petitions.

  • 12 of these failed, while six were approved.

Bluedot.png 27 were referred to the ballot by the California State Legislature.

  • 12 of these failed, while 15 were approved.

Bluedot.png 17 of the year's 45 ballot propositions were on the June 5 ballot.

  • 15 of these were approved; two failed.

Bluedot.png 28 of the state's 45 ballot propositions were on the November 6 ballot.

  • 6 of these were approved; twenty-two failed.

Bluedot.png Nineteen of the 45 ballot propositions were proposed amendments to the California Constitution.

  • Eight of these amendments were proposed by the state legislature; five of those amendments were approved.
  • Eleven of these amendments were proposed through the initiated constitutional amendment process; four of these proposed amendments were approved.

On the ballot

June 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 107 Bonds $150 million to provide funds for housing programs Approveda

LBM Proposition 108 Bonds $1 billion for light-rail expenditures Approveda

LRCA Proposition 109 Admin of gov't Governor has 29 days (up from 12) to review bills after adjournment in first year of legislative session Approveda

LRCA Proposition 110 Taxes Property tax exemption for severely disabled persons. Approveda

LRCA Proposition 111 Taxes 55% increase in truck weight fees, 5-cent increase in fuel tax starting in 1990, more later Approveda

LRCA Proposition 112 State legislature Elected officials can't accept compensation for representing another before a state agency. Approveda

LRSS Proposition 113 Regulation Renewal of chiropractor licenses during month of birth rather than on January 1 of each year Approveda

LRSS Proposition 114 Judiciary Increase the numbers & types of peace officers covered by the Briggs Death Penalty Act Approveda

CICA Proposition 115 Judiciary Those accused of crimes to have no greater constitutional rights than afforded under federal constitution Approveda

CISS Proposition 116 Bonds $1.99 billion for passenger and commuter rail Approveda

CISS Proposition 117 Animals Habitat and wildlife protection Approveda

CICA Proposition 118 Legislature Redistricting plan requires 2/3 vote of each house, approval by voters Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 119 Legislature 12-person commission to re-draw legislative district boundaries after each census Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 120 Bonds $450 million for prisons Approveda

LBM Proposition 121 Bonds $450 million for higher education Approveda

LBM Proposition 122 Bonds $300 million for earthquake safety Approveda

LBM Proposition 123 Bonds $800 million for public schools Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 124 Regulation Local hospital districts allowed to own stock of corporations engaging in any health-related business Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 125 Budget Revenues raised from taxes on motor vehicle fuels can be used for various rail transit expenditures Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 126 Taxes Increase tax on alcohol Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 127 Taxes Property value increases due to installing earthquake safety improvements not subject to property tax Approveda

CISS Proposition 128 Bonds $340 million for acquiring ancient redwoods and pesticide research Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 129 Bonds $1.9 billion for drug enforcement programs Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 130 Bonds $742 million for forest acquisition Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 131 Elections Term limits, campaign finance changes. Repeal of Prop 68 and Prop 78 passed in 1988. Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 132 Taxes Additional fees and licensing for sport-fishing and for using gill and trammel nets Approveda

CISS Proposition 133 Law enforcement Tax increase for drug crime enforcement and education Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 134 Taxes Surtax on alcohol Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 135 Environment Pesticide regulations Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 136 Elections Establishes right to vote on certain tax increases Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 137 Direct democracy Voter approval of statutes that establish procedures for statewide or local initiatives or referendums Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 138 Bonds $300 million in bonds for forests and timberland Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 139 Law enforcement Prison and jail officials allowed to contract with outside agencies for inmate labor Approveda

CICA Proposition 140 Term limits California senators limited to 2 terms (8 years), assemblymen to 3 terms (6 years) Approveda

LRSS Proposition 141 Regulation Businesses prohibited from releasing carcinogenic chemicals into water Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 142 Bonds $400 million for bonds for veteran housing Approveda

LBM Proposition 143 Bonds $450 million in bonds for higher education Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 144 Bonds $450 million for construction of jails and prisons Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 145 Bonds $200 million for bonds/first-time homebuyers Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 146 Bonds $800 million for public schools Approveda

LBM Proposition 147 Bonds $225 million for county jails Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 148 Bonds $380 million for water projects Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 149 Bonds $437 million for parks, recreation Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 150 Bonds $200 million for county courthouses Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 151 Bonds $30 million for child care facilities Defeatedd

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