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California Props: Results At-A-Glance

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Updated at 3:30 PM on Nov. 9, 2016

Prop Videos Short title Yes Vote: No Vote:
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School Construction Bonds

 

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Passed:

Authorizes the state to issue $9 billion in bonds for building and fixing schools

No Vote:

the state would not have the authority to sell new bonds

52
Prop 52: Hospital Fees. Original artwork by Henry Cram.

Hospital Fees for Medi-Cal

 

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Passed:

Imposes fees on hospitals indefinitely to fund Medi-Cal, and the funds could only be reallocated with voter approval

No Vote:

existing hospital fee for Medi-Cal would end Jan. 1, 2018 unless the legislature extends it

53
Prop 53 - Revenue Bonds | artwork Henry Cram

Revenue Bonds

 

Yes Vote:

requires statewide voter approval for revenue bonds over $2 billion

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Failed:

no change to current revenue bond system

54
Prop 54: Publish Bills Before Voting

Publishing Legislative Bills

 

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Passed:

Requires legislature to post bills on the internet 3 days before voting, and requires audio and video recordings to be posted online

No Vote:

no change to current system

55
Prop 55: Tax Extension for Education

Tax Extension for Education

 

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Passed:

Extends personal income taxes on high-income households to fund education and healthcare

No Vote:

the extra personal income tax would end Dec. 31, 2018

56
Prop 56: Cigarette Tax original art by Henry Cram

Cigarette Tax

 

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Passed:

Increases cigarette tax by $2 tax a pack and a similar increase on most other tobacco products and e-cigarettes

No Vote:

no new taxes on tobacco products

57
Prop 57: Criminal Sentencing. Original artwork by Henry Cram.

Criminal Sentencing

 

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Passed:

Certain non-violent offenders could get out on parole earlier, plus judges would decide if  juveniles are tried as adults.

No Vote:

parole criteria stay the same; minors can be tried as adults without a hearing in juvenile court

58
Prop 58: English Language Education

English Proficiency

 

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Passed:

Will make it easier for public schools to decide how to teach students learning English in bilingual or English-immersion classes

No Vote:

things stay as they are, requiring English-only programs for most English learners

59
Prop 59: Overturn Citizens United

Corporate Political Spending

 

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Passed:

Asks California's elected officials to use their authority to increase regulation of campaign spending and contributions (undo Citizens United)

No Vote:

elected officials would not be asked to try to change campaign spending regulations

60
Prop 60 Safety First in Adult Films. Original art by Henry Cram.

Adult Film Regulation

 

Yes Vote:

the state should regulate and license the porn industry and be sure condoms are used.

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Failed:

No change to current adult film regulations

61
Prop 61: Prescrition Drug Prices. Original artwork by Henry Cram.

State Prescription Drug Prices

Yes Vote:

state agencies can't pay more for any prescription drug than the lowest price paid by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

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Failed:

State agencies will continue to negotiate drug prices on their own

62
Prop 62: Death to the death penalty. Original art by Henry Cram.

Abolish Death Penalty

 

Yes Vote:

repeals California’s death penalty and replaces it with life in prison without parole

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Failed:

Keeps the death penalty as part of California’s criminal sentencing laws

63
PROP 63: Gun and Ammunition Control. Artwork by Henry Cram.

Ammunition Sales & Background Checks

 

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Passed:

Adds new restrictions for buying and selling ammunition including background checks

No Vote:

no new firearm or ammunition requirements

64
Prop 64: Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Legalize Marijuana

 

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Passed:

Adults can now legally grow, possess and use marijuana

No Vote:

only medical marijuana would be legal

65
Prop 65: Sale of Reusable Bags. Original artwork by Henry Cram.

Sale of Reusable Bags

 

Yes Vote:

would divert the money from the sale of reusable bags into a state environmental fund

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Failed:

money from the sale of reusable bags can go to any purpose*

66
Prop 66: Reform Death Penalty Appeals. Original art by Henry Cram

Death Penalty Reform

 

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Yes Vote:

changes procedures for death penalty appeals to speed up the process

No Vote:

no changes to current law

67
 Prop 67 - Ban on Plastic Bags

Ban Plastic Bags

 

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Passed:

A state-wide ban on plastic bags will take effect, stores will keep the money from selling reusable bags

No Vote:

grocery stores would continue to provide free plastic bags unless local laws prohibit it

 

Artwork by Henry Cram.

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