California 2006 ballot propositions

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Fifteen statewide ballot propositions were on the 2006 ballot in California.

Nine of the 15 measures were initiatives, while 6 of the propositions were referred to the ballot by the California State Legislature. Of the nine initiatives, only 2 of were approved, including Proposition 83 (Jessica's Law), which requires sex offenders to wear a GPS device after being released from prison.

According to an analysis of California ballot initiative petition signature costs for 2006, a total of $16,843,421 was spent collecting signatures to qualify the initiated measures for the 2006 ballot.

Campaign spending on 2006's Proposition 87 stood out for two reasons:

  • A total of $154.3 million was spent by both sides.
  • Stephen Bing's contribution of $49.5 million amounted to "the biggest single personal investment in a ballot proposition in state history."[1][2]

On the ballot

June 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 81 Bonds $600 million in bonds for libraries Defeatedd
CICA/SS Proposition 82 Education, taxes Tax increase on higher-income individuals to fund pre-school Defeatedd

November 7

"No on 89" website logo
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1A Transportation Transportation funding Approveda
LBM Proposition 1B Bonds $19.925 billion in bonds for highway safety, air quality Approveda
LBM Proposition 1C Bonds $2.85 billion in bonds for housing, emergency shelter Approveda
LBM Proposition 1D Bonds $10.4 billion in bonds for education facilities Approveda
LBM Proposition 1E Bonds $4.1 billion in bonds for disaster preparedness Approveda
CISS Proposition 83 Law enforcement Sex offenders, monitoring Approveda
CISS Proposition 84 Bonds $5.4 billion in bonds for flood control Approveda
CICA Proposition 85 Abortion Require parental notification of a minor's abortion Defeatedd
CICA/SS Proposition 86 Taxes Tax on cigarettes Defeatedd
CICA/SS Proposition 87 Environment, taxes New tax on gas, oil Defeatedd
CICA/SS Proposition 88 Education, taxes Impose a new statewide $50 parcel tax Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 89 Elections and campaigns Public funding for political campaigns Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 90 Eminent domain Limit government's ability to take property through power of eminent domain Defeatedd

Cost of signatures

See also: California ballot initiative petition signature costs
Ballot measure Subject Signature collection company Cost Signatures required CPRS
Proposition 82 Education Kimball Petition Management $1,616,569 598,105 $2.70
Proposition 83 Law enforcement Bader & Associates $700,000 373,816 $1.87
Proposition 84 Bond issues Kimball Petition Management $1,043,484 373,816 $2.79
Proposition 85 Abortion Bader & Associates $2,527,615 598,105 $4.22
Proposition 86 Taxes Masterson & Wright $2,558,147 598,105 $4.28
Proposition 87 Taxes Kimball Petition Management $2,382,280 598,105 $3.98
Proposition 88 Taxes National Petition Management $4,226,621 598,105 $7.06
Proposition 89 Elections and campaigns [3] 373,816
Proposition 90 Eminent domain Arno Political Consultants $1,788,706 598,105 $2.99
TOTAL: $16,843,422


As of the end of 2006, a cumulative total of 310 initiatives (counting citizen-initiated constitutional amendments and citizen-initiated state statutes and not counting veto referenda) had appeared on California ballots since the first initiatives in 1912.

See also

External links


  1. Stephen Bing's New Endeavour (dead link)
  2. Follow the Money, Californians for Clean Alternative Energy
  3. A search of expenditures in the Cal-Access database for Proposition 89 campaign committees shows no disbursements to petition drive management companies.