Potential 2010 ballot measures
The deadline for ballot initiatives for the California 2010 ballot has passed. However, the state legislature still may refer propositions to the November 2, 2010 ballot.
Dozens of initiatives whose sponsors filed their measures with election officials in early 2010 did not qualify for the November 2, 2010 ballot but might still qualify for a statewide election in 2012.
This is because when a proposed initiative is given its official ballot title and summary, it is also given a 150-day window for collection of signatures. If initiative sponsors collect sufficient signatures within their 150-day window and turn them in too late to qualify for the November 2010 bllot, their initiative will go on the ballot in a future year.
The petition drive deadline has passed - Aug. 2. Two initiatives filed signatures.
|Health Care Amendment (2)||Health care||Protect the individual’s right to make health care decisions|
|CISS||Criminal Defendant Bail Initiative||Law enforcement||Amends the criteria for setting bail and type of bond.|
The petition drive deadline has passed - July 5. No initiatives filed signatures. Below are pending legislatively-referred measures.
|Budget Approval Deadline Amendment||Admin of gov't||Would dock the pay of each lawmaker for every day beyond the deadline that the budget is not passed|
|Term Limits Amendment||Term limits||Expands the number of years lawmakers can serve|
|Sales Tax Amendment||Taxes||Decrease sales tax and extend tax to other services|
|Drilling Ban Amendment||Natural resources||A constitutional ban on drilling in the Great Lakes|
|Sports Betting Amendment||Gambling||Allow sports betting the state of New Jersey.||Introduced|
|Pension Fund Amendment||Admin. of gov't||Mandate that the state make annual payments to the pension fund.||Introduced|
|"Cap 2.5" Amendment||Property Taxes||Mandate that all property tax increases and state operational spending capped at 2.5%||Introduced|
|CISS||Fenced Hunting Ban Initiative||Hunting||Bans fenced hunting such as game preserves where people pay to shoot big-game animals|
|CISS||Pharmacy Ownership Repeal||Health care||Repeals the provision that requires pharmacies to be majority-owned by pharmacists|
|CISS||Alcohol Tax Increase Initiative||Alcohol||Taxes on beer, wine and liquor|
|CISS||Read Bills Before Vote Initiative||Admin of gov't||Requires lawmakers to swear they've read a bill before they vote to approve it|
|Term Limits Amendment||Term limits||Would limit legislators and executive branch office holders to two terms|
|Property Tax Amendment||Taxes||Eliminates property taxes as a source of state revenue|
|CISS||Abortion Instrument Ban||Abortion||Would ban the use of instruments that would decapitate or crush the skull of a fetus|
|Religious Freedom Amendment||Religion||Prohibits gov't from burdening person or organization from religious liberty|
|VR||Fireworks Referendum||Business||Would allow bottle rocket sales to people older than 17|
|Redistricting Amendment||Redistricting||Would require that legislative district lines be drawn by an independent commission|
|Constitutional Convention||Admin. of gov't||Calling for Constitutional Convention||Proposed|
|Casino Gambling Amendment||Gambling||Would allow the operation of casino gambling in the state.|