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California 2000 ballot propositions

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Twenty-eight statewide ballot propositions were on the 2000 ballot in California. Ballot proposition elections took place twice, first during the March 7, 2000 statewide primary and then again in the November 7, 2000 general election.

  • Twenty statewide propositions were on the March ballot. Of these, twelve were approved and eight defeated.
  • Eight propositions appeared on the November ballot. Of these, five were approved and three defeated.


Looking at just the citizen-initiated measures:
  • There were 15 citizen-initiated measures, including 3 veto referenda on the March and November ballots taken together. Of these, six passed.
  • Two of the three veto referenda failed.

On the ballot

March 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1A Gambling Gambling on tribal lands Approveda

LBM Proposition 12 Bonds $2.1 billion in bonds for water projects, forest and open space acquisition Approveda

LBM Proposition 13 Bonds $1.97 billion in bonds for water projects Approveda

LBM Proposition 14 Bonds $350 million in bonds for libraries and literacy programs Approveda

LBM Proposition 15 Bonds $220 million in bonds for Hertzberg-Polanco crime labs construction Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 16 Bonds $50 million in bonds for veterans Approveda

LRCA Proposition 17 Gambling Non-profits allowed to conduct lotteries and charitable raffles Approveda

LRSS Proposition 18 Law enforcement Special circumstances where no possibility of parole is available for murder convictions Approveda

LRSS Proposition 19 Law enforcement Extend who is defined as a police officer for special circumstance murder trials Approveda

LRSS Proposition 20 Gambling Part of California state lottery proceeds for textbooks Approveda

CISS Proposition 21 Law enforcement Juvenile crime treatment provisions Approveda

CISS Proposition 22 Marriage Limit on marriages Approveda

CISS Proposition 23 Elections "None of the Above" ballot option Defeatedd

Prop 24 Removed from ballot by the California Supreme Court
CISS Proposition 25 Elections and campaigns Campaign contribution and spending limits Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 26 Education Allow local school bonds to be approved by majority, rather than supermajority, vote Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 27 Term limits Declaration of position on term limits to appear on ballot Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 28 Taxes Repeal "First Five" tobacco surtax Defeatedd

VR Proposition 29 Gambling 1998 Indian gaming compacts Approveda

VR Proposition 30 Business regulation Insurance claims practices, civil remedies Defeatedd

VR Proposition 31 Business regulation Limits on third-party claimant lawsuits in insurance proceedings Defeatedd

November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 32 Bonds Veterans' bond act ($500 million) Approveda

LRCA Proposition 33 State legislature Legislative participation in retirement system Defeatedd

LRSS Proposition 34 Elections and campaigns Campaign spending limits, disclosure Approveda

CICA Proposition 35 Admin of gov't Governing engineering/architectural contracts on public works Approveda

CISS Proposition 36 Marijuana Probation and treatment Approveda

CICA Proposition 37 Taxes Redefines some fees as taxes Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 38 School choice Allow school choice Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 39 Education Authorizes local school bond issues for certain uses if approved by 55% Approveda

See also

Struck from ballot

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