Ballot Guide

November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 24

Proposition 24: Eliminates three business tax provisions Official Results

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

Yes votes: 3,947,502 (49.1%) No votes: 5,470,477 (58.1%)

Three business tax provisions would return to what they were before 2008 and 2009 law changes. Businesses would be less able to deduct losses in one year against income in other years, multistate businesses would have their California income determined differently, and businesses would not be...

November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 25

Proposition 25: State budget can be passed with a simple majority vote Official Results

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

Yes votes: 5,262,052 (55.1%) No votes: 4,292,648 (44.9%)

The Legislature’s vote requirement to send the annual budget bill to the Governor would be lowered from two-thirds to a majority of each house of the Legislature.

Pro/Con Statements Pro Con Supporters say that Proposition 25 would reform California’s broken state budget process...

November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 26

Proposition 26: Increases vote requirements for fees and charges Official Results

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

Yes votes: 4,923,834 (52.5%) No votes: 4,470,234 (47.5%)

The definition of taxes would be broadened to include many payments currently considered to be fees or charges. As a result, more state and local proposals to increase revenues would require approval by two-thirds of each house of the Legislature or by local voters.

Pro/Con...

November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 22

Proposition 22: Local Taxpayer, Public Safety & Transportation Protection Act Official Results

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

Yes votes: 5,733,755 (60.7%) No votes: 3,725,014 (39.3%)

Prohibits the state, even during severe fiscal hardship, from delaying distribution of tax revenues for transportation, redevelopment, or local government projects and services.

Pro/Con Statements Pro Con Supporters say that Proposition 22 would stop the state from...

November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 23

Proposition 23: Suspend pollution control laws until unemployment falls below 5.5% Official Results

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

Yes votes: 3,733,883 (38.4%) No votes: 5,974,564 (61.6%)

Certain existing and proposed regulations to address global warming would be suspended. These regulations would remain suspended until the state unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent or lower for one year.

Pro/Con Statements Pro Con Supporters say that Proposition 23 saves...

November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 21

Proposition 21: Increase vehicle license fees to fund state parks Official Results

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

Yes votes: 4,190,643 (42.7%) No votes: 5,615,595 (57.3%)

An $18 annual surcharge would be added to the amount paid when a person registers a motor vehicle. The surcharge revenues would be deposited in a trust fund to be used solely for operating, maintaining, and repairing state parks, and protecting wildlife and natural resources. Vehicles...

November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 20

Proposition 20: Congressional district lines to be re-drawn by a committee Official Results

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

Yes votes: 5,743,069 (61.3%) No votes: 3,636,892 (38.7%)

Proposition 20 would transfer authority for re-drawing Congressional district boundaries from the legislature to a 14-person legislative redistricting commission made up of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

Pro/Con Statements Pro Con Supporters say that Proposition...

November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 19

Proposition 19: Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 Official Results

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

Yes votes: 4,643,592 (46.5%) No votes: 5,333,230 (53.5%)

Proposition 19 would legalize marijuana in California for personal use by individuals 21 years of age and older. The measure would authorize the commercial sale of marijuana under several restrictions. The state and local governments could regulate and tax sales of the drug. While...

May 19, 2009 Ballot Prop. 1F

Proposition 1F: State Officer Salary Increases Official Results

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

Yes votes: 3,565,419 (74.3%) No votes: 1,237,694 (25.7%)

Introduction

Proposition 1F would prohibit the state commission that sets salary levels for elected officials from increasing those salaries if the state General Fund is expected to end the year with a deficit. The measure would require the state Director of Finance to determine if...

May 19, 2009 Ballot Prop. 1D

Proposition 1D: Redirects Proposition 10 (1998) funds Official Results

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

Yes votes: 1,633,107 (34%) No votes: 3,157,680 (66%)

Introduction

In 1998, voters approved Proposition 10, which imposed additional taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, with revenues used to pay for early childhood development programs. The initiative created the...