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The '''San Francisco measure to decriminalize prostitution''', or '''Measure K''', is on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, [[California]]. The measure seeks to have police forces cease enforcing laws regarding prostitution.
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{{TOCnestright}}A '''San Francisco Decriminalization of Prostitution, Measure K''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], [[California]], where it was '''defeated.'''<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/04/politics/p235359S31.DTL&type=politics ''S.F. rejects prostitution, energy measures''], San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2008</ref>
  
==Text of Measure==
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If Proposition K had been approved, it would have prohibited the San Francisco Police Department from providing resources to investigate and prosecute prostitution. It would also have prohibited the Police Department from applying for federal or state funds that involve racial profiling to target alleged trafficking victims.
Shall the City: stop enforcing laws against prostitution; stop funding or supporting the First Offender Prostitution Program or any similar anti-prostitution program; enforce existing criminal laws that prohibit crimes such as battery, extortion and rape, regardless of the victim's status as a sex worker; and fully disclose the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against sex workers?<ref>[http://www.smartvoter.org/2008/11/04/ca/sf/meas/K/ ''Changing the Enforcement of Laws Related to Prostitution and Sex Workers City of San Francisco''] from the League of Women Voters</ref>
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==Status==
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==Election results==
Defeated. <ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/04/politics/p235359S31.DTL&type=politics ''S.F. rejects prostitution, energy measures''], San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2008</ref>
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==References==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposition K
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| yes = 140,185
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| yespct = 40.94
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| no = 202,235
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| nopct = 59.06
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| state = Local
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
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==Ballot question==
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  text = '''Proposition K:''' "Shall the City: stop enforcing laws against prostitution; stop funding or supporting the First Offender Prostitution Program or any similar anti-prostitution program; enforce existing criminal laws that prohibit crimes such as battery, extortion and rape, regardless of the victim's status as a sex worker; and fully disclose the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against sex workers?"
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==Path to the ballot==
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Proposition K earned its spot on the ballot via the collection of signatures on initiative petitions. 7,168 signatures were required, which was 5% of the number of those who voted for the office of mayor in 2007.
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==External links==
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* [http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/pdf/main/gic/elections/November4_2008.pdf November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide]
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* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
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'''Additional reading:'''
  
==Additional Reading ==
 
 
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aZ7ku1A.c0eA&refer=us ''San Francisco Prostitutes, Mayor Clash on Vote to Stop Arrests''], Bloomberg.com, November 3, 2008
 
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aZ7ku1A.c0eA&refer=us ''San Francisco Prostitutes, Mayor Clash on Vote to Stop Arrests''], Bloomberg.com, November 3, 2008
 
* [http://johnnycalifornia.com/?p=934 ''Local Propwatch SAN FRANCISCO: Measure K - (Sorta) Legalizes Prostitution''], Johnny California, November 3, 2008
 
* [http://johnnycalifornia.com/?p=934 ''Local Propwatch SAN FRANCISCO: Measure K - (Sorta) Legalizes Prostitution''], Johnny California, November 3, 2008
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* [http://actioncenter.polarisproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=311 ''Background Information about San Francisco's Ballot Measure K''], Polaris Project Action Center
 
* [http://actioncenter.polarisproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=311 ''Background Information about San Francisco's Ballot Measure K''], Polaris Project Action Center
  
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Latest revision as of 09:29, 20 December 2012

A San Francisco Decriminalization of Prostitution, Measure K ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, California, where it was defeated.[1]

If Proposition K had been approved, it would have prohibited the San Francisco Police Department from providing resources to investigate and prosecute prostitution. It would also have prohibited the Police Department from applying for federal or state funds that involve racial profiling to target alleged trafficking victims.

Election results

Proposition K
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No202,23559.06%
Yes 140,185 40.94%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition K: "Shall the City: stop enforcing laws against prostitution; stop funding or supporting the First Offender Prostitution Program or any similar anti-prostitution program; enforce existing criminal laws that prohibit crimes such as battery, extortion and rape, regardless of the victim's status as a sex worker; and fully disclose the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against sex workers?"[2]

Path to the ballot

Proposition K earned its spot on the ballot via the collection of signatures on initiative petitions. 7,168 signatures were required, which was 5% of the number of those who voted for the office of mayor in 2007.

External links

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Additional reading:

References

  1. S.F. rejects prostitution, energy measures, San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2008
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.