California 2004 ballot propositions

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20 statewide ballot propositions were on the California ballot in 2004. Four were on the March 2, 2004 ballot and sixteen were on the November 2nd ballot. Three of the March measures passed and nine of the November measures passed so that overall, twelve of twenty ballot propositions succeeded. A bit more than $290,000,000 ($290 million) was given to ballot question committees pro and con in 2004 in California.

Of the twenty measures, seven were legislative referrals, twelve were initiatives and one was an initiated veto referendum. Of the eleven initiatives, seven were amendments to the California Constitution and five were initiated state statutes. Four of the initiated statutes passed, while just one (a measure approving stem cell research) of the seven proposed constitutional amendments passed.

Historical perspective

Considering citizen-initiated propositions only:

On the ballot

March 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 55 Bonds $12.3 billion in bonds for education Approveda
CICA Proposition 56 State spending State legislature can pass appropriation bills with 55% rather than 67% Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 57 Bonds $15 billion in bonds to pay off state's accumulated deficit Approveda
LRCA Proposition 58 State spending Requires that the State of California's budget be balanced Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1A State budget Local government revenues Approveda
LRCA Proposition 59 Admin of gov't Public records, open meetings Approveda
LRCA Proposition 60 Elections Election rights of political parties Approveda
LRCA Proposition 60A Admin of gov't Surplus property Approveda
CISS Proposition 61 Bonds $750 million in bonds for children's hospital projects Approveda
CICA Proposition 62 Elections Elections, primaries Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 63 Tax increase Mental health services expansion Approveda
CISS Proposition 64 Business regulation Limits on private enforcement of unfair business competition laws Approveda
CICA Proposition 65 State budget Local government funds, mandates Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 66 Law enforcement "Three strikes" law, sex crimes Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 67 Taxes Fund emergency medical services with tax increase Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 68 Gambling Tribal gaming compact amendments Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 69 Law enforcement DNA samples, collection, database Approveda
CICA Proposition 70 Gambling Tribal gaming compacts Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 71 Stem cells Allow and fund stem cell research Approveda
VR Proposition 72 Healthcare Health care coverage requirements Defeatedd

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