November 6, 2012 Ballot Prop. 33

Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Prices

Official Results

Available once the California Secretary of State has certified the election. This can take up to 3 weeks or more.

Yes votes: 5,510,281 (45%)
No votes: 6,737,570 (55%)

Prop. 33 would change state law to allow insurance companies to set prices based on whether the driver previously carried auto insurance with any insurance company. Companies would be allowed to give discounts to drivers who had prior coverage. Drivers who have not had continuous coverage could be charged at higher rates under the measure.

Pro/Con Statements

Proponents of the Prop. 33 believe that California's current law punishes drivers for seeking better or cheaper insurance by taking away the discount for being continuously insured. They say that the measure will correct the law and make the consumer in charge of the discount.
Opponents claim that Prop. 33 is financed by insurance companies and will allow them to increase premiums and punish consumers. Opponents also believe the measure's continuous coverage provisions will result in a surcharge for many California drivers.