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California 2014 ballot propositions

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Nine statewide ballot propositions have been certified for the 2014 ballot in California: Two on the state's June ballot and seven on the state's November ballot. The two measures on the June ballot were approved by voters.

Two of the 2014 certified ballot propositions had previously been approved to appear on ballots in earlier years. The Rainy Day Fund Amendment and the Water Bond Measure had previously been scheduled for the state's 2012 ballot. However, when Gov. Brown signed SB 202 on October 7, 2011, the Rainy Day Fund Amendment was moved to the 2014 ballot.

On the ballot

June 3:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 41 Bonds $600 million bond to provide multifamily housing to veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 42 Gov't accountability Local agencies must comply with the California Public Records Act Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LBM Proposition 43 Bonds $11.1 billion bond for California's water system
LRCA Proposition 44 State budget Increase amount of potential savings in the state 'rainy day' fund from 5% to 10% of the General Fund
CISS Proposition 45 Insurance Health insurance companies required to justify their rates to the public
CISS Proposition 46 Healthcare Increase the cap on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million
CISS Proposition 47 Trials Reduces the penalty for most nonviolent crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor
VR Proposition 48 Gambling Ratification of gaming compacts with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe
AQ Proposition 49 Federal constitutional issues Asks voters whether the US Congress shall propose, and the California Legislature ratify, an amendment to the United States Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Pending referrals

Statewide ballot propositions can earn a spot on the ballot either through the initiative process or because the California State Legislature votes to place a measure on the ballot as a legislative referral. The legislative referral process can be long and winding.

State legislators have proposed several dozen constitutional amendments for the 2014 ballot.[1]

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Legislative Vacancy Appointments Amendment Legislature Requires the Governor to fill state legislative vacancies by appointing an individual with the same political party preference as the vacating member
LRCA Controller Certification of Budget Amendment Gov't Finance Requires the Controller to certify that a given budget bill meets requirements regarding appropriations from the General Fund before the bill can be signed
LRCA Nonpartisan Secretary of State State Exec Provides that the Office of the Secretary of State is a nonpartisan office
LRCA Suspension of Legislators Legislature Requires a two-thirds majority to suspend a legislator and defines the removal of rights, privileges and powers of a suspended legislator
LBM Public Education Facilities Bond Bonds Authorizes an unspecified amount of bonds to provide aid to school districts, charter schools and public colleges and universities to modernize education facilities

Some other legislative referrals that have been proposed:

  • Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has introduced a bill to amend the California Constitution so that it only takes a 55% supermajority vote to pass a local general obligation library bond, rather than the current two-thirds requirement.[2]
  • Curren Price, D-Los Angeles, has introduced a bill to create a California "Office of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship." This office would "foster the use of bonds to tackle social problems."[2]

Summary of campaign spending

This chart is a summary of donations to the various campaign committees involved with promoting or opposing the propositions on the ballot as of June 12, 2014.

Proposition Donations in favor Donations against
Proposition 41 $632,326 $0
Proposition 42 $647,254 $0

Withdrawn/missed deadline

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


Note that initiative sponsors sometimes file multiple versions of what is essentially the same ballot initiative with the Attorney General of California. Each version is given its own summary date and circulation date. This means that while the circulation deadline may come and go on one version of the initiative without signatures being filed, the initiative itself may still be alive, if its sponsors are pinning their hopes on a later version of the initiative with a deadline farther in the future.

Type Identifying # Description
CICA/SS #12-0008 "Government Employee Pension Reform Act"
CISS #12-0010 "Stop the Bullet Train to Nowhere"
CICA #12-0012 Eliminate Religion-Based Property Tax Exemptions
CISS #12-0013 Treatment of Nuclear Waste at the Diablo Canyon and San Onofre Power Plants
CISS #12-0014 Tax on Oil and Natural Gas
CICA/SS #12-0015 "Taxes to Fund California Public Universities and Community Colleges"
CISS #12-0016 Nuclear Waste Act
CISS #12-0017 Statewide Public Electrical Utility District
CISS #12-0018 Tobacco Tax Increase for College Tuition
CISS #13-0001 Regulation of the Timber Industry
CISS #13-0002 Severance Tax on Oil and Gas
CISS #13-0005 Eliminate Tax Benefits in Enterprise Zones
CICA #13-0008 Confidentiality of Personal Identifying Information
CISS #13-0023 Tobacco Tax/Healthcare
CICA #13-0026 Pension Reform Initiative
CISS #13-0040 "Seniors Home Care Cost Accountability"
CICA #13-0006 Open Presidential Primaries
VR #13-0029 Referendum on Which Licensed Medical Professionals May Perform Early Abortions
VR #13-0030 Referendum on Medical Standards Pertaining to Abortion Clinics
CICA #13-0045 Road Repairs
CICA #13-0046 Road Repairs
CISS #13-0051 Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana
CISS #13-0061 Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana
VR #13-0015 Ratification of AB 1266, Transgender Student Participation Based on Gender Identity
CISS #13-0009 Regulation of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
CISS #13-0010 Creation of a Statewide Electrical Utility District
CISS #13-0011 Increase in Cap on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
CICA #13-0012 State Fees on Community Hospitals
CISS #13-0013 Legalization of Recreational Marijuana
CISS #14-0002 "Marijuana Policy Reform"
CICA #13-0014 Freedom of Biblically-Based Speech
CICA #13-0043 Pension Reform Initiative
CISS #13-0050 Minimum Wage Increase
CISS #13-0058 Teacher Performance Initiative
CISS #13-0062 Teacher Performance Initiative
CISS #13-0025 "Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue"
CISS #13-0018 Regulation of the Timber Industry
CISS #13-0024 "Welfare Reform Act"
CICA #13-0019 Parental Notification for Abortion
CICA #13-0020 Personhood Begins at Conception
CISS #13-0042 "Charitable Hospital Executive Compensation Act"
CISS #13-0041 "Fair Healthcare Pricing Act"
CICA/SS #13-0055 "Death Penalty Reform and Savings"
CISS #13-0021 "Fund Schools on Time"
CICA #13-0028 "Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act"
CISS #13-0032 Dismissal or Suspension of Teachers for Egregious Misconduct
CISS #13-0027 Tobacco Tax for Healthcare
CICA #13-0031 Gun Rights Initiative
CISS #13-0033 Initiative to Protect Buyers of Used Vehicles
CISS #13-0034 Time of Distribution of State Funds to Schools
CISS #13-0035 Initiative to Protect Buyers of Used Vehicles
CISS #13-0036 Initiative to Protect Buyers of Used Vehicles
CISS #13-0037 Initiative to Protect Buyers of Used Vehicles
CICA #13-0038 Parental Notification for Abortion
CISS #13-0039 "Common Sense Voting Act"
CICA #13-0044 Term Limits for County Officials
CICA/SS #13-0047 "Protection of Local School Revenues"
CICA/SS #13-0063 "Six Californias"
CISS #13-0049 Split Electoral College Vote Distribution
CISS #13-0052 Minimum Wage Supplement for Home Health Workers

Legislative referrals

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Affirmative Action in Education Amendment Affirmative action Deletes provisions in Proposition 209 that prohibit preferential treatment in public education based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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