SACRAMENTO, California: Supporters of the California Funding for State Parks Initiative (2010) filed signatures with California election officials in late April 2010 in order to qualify the measure for the November 2, 2010 ballot. The measure is a proposal to increase vehicle license fees in the state by $18 a year in order to raise about $500 million a year in a dedicated fund for the state's 278 parks. The new fee would apply to about 28 million vehicles.
The state parking-funding measure joins two other proposals currently awaiting signature verification. If these three are certified for the ballot, they will bring the total of certified propositions for the November ballot to 5, since a marijuana legalization measure and a water bond are already on that ballot.