California 1996 ballot propositions

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27 statewide ballot propositions were on the 1996 ballot in California, divided between the March 26 statewide primary ballot and the November 5 ballot.
  • Altogether, 14 of the propositions were approved.
  • 13 were defeated.
  • 12 propositions were on the March ballot.
  • 15 propositions were on the November ballot.

On the ballot

March 26

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 192 Bonds Provides for a bond issue of two billion dollars to provide funds for a seismic retrofit program Approveda

LRCA Proposition 193 Tax reform New appraisal of real property upon purchase or transfer between grandparents and their grandchild not required Approveda

LRSS Proposition 194 Policing Prisoner's employment in prison does not entitle prisoner to unemployment benefits upon release Approveda

LRSS Proposition 195 Policing Murder during a carjacking, and murder of jurors, added to special circumstances that permit death penalty Approveda

LRSS Proposition 196 Policing Intentional murder by shooting from a motor vehicle added to list of special circumstances for death penalty Approveda

LRSS Proposition 197 Hunting Repeal mountain lion's status as specially protected mammal Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 198 Elections Qualified voters can vote for any candidate regardless of the candidate's political affiliation Approveda

CISS Proposition 199 Rent control Phases out local rent control laws on mobile homes Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 200 Regulation Requires insurer to pay benefits regardless of who is at fault in most motor vehicle accidents Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 201 Judiciary Requires losing party to pay winning party's legal fees in shareholder actions against corporations Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 202 Judiciary Limits contingency fees which plaintiffs' attorneys may collect Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 203 Bonds $3 billion in funds for schools Approveda

November 5

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 204 Bonds $995 million in state funds for water projects Approveda

LBM Proposition 205 Bonds $700 million to provide funds for local juvenile and adult correctional facilities Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 206 Bonds $400 million to provide farm and home aid for California veterans Approveda

CISS Proposition 207 Judiciary Prohibit restrictions on the right to negotiate amount of attorneys' fees Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 208 Elections Limits on a contributor's campaign contributions Approveda

CICA Proposition 209 Affirmative action Ban discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment/contracting Approveda

CISS Proposition 210 Minimum wage Minimum wage increase to $5.00 per hour on March 1, 1997, and to $5.75 per hour on March 1, 1998 Approveda

CISS Proposition 211 Judiciary Prohibits restrictions on attorney-client fee arrangements Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 212 Elections Repeals existing law limiting gifts and prohibiting honoraria received by public officials Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 213 Judiciary Convicted felons can't recover damages if their injuries were sustained in committing/fleeing their crime Approveda

CISS Proposition 214 Healthcare Restrictions on certain healthcare industry informational practices Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 215 Marijuana Exempts patients and primary caregivers from criminal liability for possessing and growing marijuana Approveda

CISS Proposition 216 Healthcare Healthcare, comsumer protection and taxes on corporate re-structuring. Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 217 Taxes Reinstate 10% and 11% tax rates on taxable incomes over $115,000 and $230,000 Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 218 Taxes Limits authority of local governments to impose taxes and property-related assessments Approveda

See also

List of propositions

External links