Twelve is how many propositions will be on the November ballot and three other possibilities were withdrawn Thursday. Besides U.S. senator, offices such as governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, assembly member, sheriff, school district and perhaps local offices, 12 measures, which range from bond approval to eliminating California in favor of three states, will lengthen the already-crowded ballot.
These include four bond measures totaling more than $16 billion.
Below are brief summaries of the 12 propositions on the ballot this November.
This authorizes the state to borrow $4 billion to help build affordable housing, including loans to veterans for farms, homes and mobile homes.
This proposition allows money from a 2016 $2 billion bond to be used for housing for homeless. A legal challenge wanted to limit the use to mental-health services.
This is another bond measure for $8.9 billion to fund infrastructure projects. These will be for safe drinking water, water quality, water conveyances, groundwater sustainability and storage, surface water storage, dam repairs, and watershed and fisheries habitat protection.
This proposition authorizes the state to borrow $1.5 billion for construction, expansion, renovation and equipping of qualified children’s hospitals.
Allows the transfer of the property tax base of an individual’s home to a new residence.
The “Gas Tax Repeal” and requires future increases in vehicle fuel taxes or fees to be submitted to the voters for approval. In 2017, the Legislature approved a gas tax increase, which is to be used for state road repair and maintenance. Approval of this measure will repeal the proposed funding for this work.
First, this proposition repeals the state’s “Daylight Saving Time Act,” which was approved as an initiative in 1949. It would allow the Legislature, with a two-thirds vote, to establish a new daylight saving time period or, also with a two-thirds vote, to establish daylight saving time year-round.
In his signing message authorizing the proposition, Gov. Jerry Brown wrote, “If passed it will — albeit through a circuitous path — open the door for year-round daylight saving. Fiat lux! [Let there be light.]”
This would limit the amounts that outpatient kidney dialysis clinics may charge for care.
This would divide California into three separate states.
This would allow local governments to enact rent-control measures by repealing state law, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act that restricts rent control.
This would allow private ambulance companies to require emergency ambulance employees be on call during meal and work breaks.
The proposition establishes standards for the confinement of calves, breeding pigs and egg-laying hens. By 2022, egg-laying hens must have a cage-free environment.