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2015-003 February 27
No Blank Checks Initiative
This measure requires voter approval for certain revenue bonds. The fiscal effects of this measure on state and local governments are subject to substantial uncertainty. In particular, it is unclear (1) how certain provisions of the measure would be interpreted by government agencies and the courts, which could affect the number of projects subject to the measure's voter requirements; and (2) how affected governments would respond to the measure and election outcomes. As a result, there is substantial uncertainty regarding the fiscal impacts of the measure on state and local governments.
2015-002 February 26
California Electrical Utility District Act
This measure creates the California Electrical Utility District, which would have the responsibility to provide electricity service to customers within the territory currently served by the three largest electricity investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in the state-Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric. This new district would be a public entity governed by a board of directors that would have the authority to establish electricity rates, enforce electricity regulations and contracts, condemn for public use privately held property, and issue bonds for certain purposes.
2015-001 February 26
The California Nuclear Waste Act
We estimate that this measure could have major fiscal effects, including potential impacts on state and local finances in the form of decreased revenues and increased costs due to possible electricity price increases and state liabilities.The magnitude of these impacts are uncertain, but could be significant, depending in part on the need for system upgrades for replacement power and whether the state is liable for investment losses. Additionally, there is potential for avoidance of major future state and local government costs and lost revenues in the rare event of a major nuclear power plant incident.
2014-014 February 09
Parental Notification, Child and Teen Safety, and Stop Sexual Predators and Sex Traffickers Act—Version 2
This measure amends the Constitution to require, with certain exceptions, a physician (or his or her representative) to deliver a written notice to the parent or legal guardian at least 48 hours before performing an abortion involving an “unemancipated” minor. (This measure does not require a physician or a minor to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian.) The measure defines an unemancipated minor as being a female under the age of 18 who has not entered into a valid marriage, is not on active duty in the armed services of the United States, and has not been declared free from her parents’ or guardians’ custody and control under state law.
2014-013 February 05
Parental Notification, Child and Teen Safety, and Stop Sexual Predators and Sex Traffickers Act
This measure amends the Constitution to require, with certain exceptions, a physician (or his or her representative) to deliver a written notice to the parent or legal guardian at least 48 hours before performing an abortion involving an "unemancipated" minor. (This measure does not require a physician or a minor to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian.) The measure defines an unemancipated minor as being a female under the age of 18 who has not entered into a valid marriage, is not on active duty in the armed services of the United States, and has not been declared free from her parents' or guardians' custody and control under state law.
2014-012 February 02
Innocent Human Life
The initiative would declare innocent human life inviolable, and that it cannot be terminated, defiled, or destroyed with impunity under any circumstances.
2014-010 October 14
No Public Resources Used to Deport California Residents
This measure amends the State Constitution to specify the following: “No state, county, or city funds or resources may be used to detain and deport a resident of California.”
2014-009 August 04
No Blank Checks Initiative
This measure requires statewide voter approval for certain revenue bonds, certain information to be included in LAO ballot analyses of bonds, and additional information on bonds to be posted online.
2014-008 March 06
The California Cannabis Hemp Initiative of 2014
This measure changes state law to legalize the production, sale, and use of marijuana, as well as the cultivation of industrial hemp for any purpose. Despite these changes to state law, these activities would continue to be prohibited under federal law.
2014-007 February 21
The Online Privacy Act-Version 2
This measure classifies certain online entities as first-party or third-party online services and restricts first-party services from requiring that an individual provide consent to the tracking of his or her personal information as a condition of accessing certain content or services. In addition, if an individual sends the first-party online service a Do Not Track (DNT) signal, the service cannot share, sell, or transfer personal information of that individual to another entity. The measure also specifies that an operator of a third-party online service shall not track the personal information of an individual who sends a DNT signal, with a few exceptions. The measure creates a legal presumption that the tracking of personal information in a manner prohibited by the measure caused harm to the individual whose information was tracked, and outlines civil penalties to be awarded to the public entities and/or individuals who bring civil action against a violator.
2014-006 February 21
The Online Privacy Act
This measure classifies certain online entities as first-party or third-party online services and restricts first-party services from requiring that an individual provide consent to the tracking of his or her personal information as a condition of accessing certain content or services. In addition, if an individual sends the first-party online service a Do Not Track (DNT) signal, the service cannot share, sell, or transfer personal information of that individual to another entity. The measure also specifies that an operator of a third-party online service shall not track the personal information of an individual who sends a DNT signal, with a few exceptions, and prohibits cloud computing services that provide service to state or local governmental institutions, as well as public or private educational institutions, from using personal information collected for any purpose other than directly providing services to those institutions. The measure creates a legal presumption that the tracking of personal information in a manner prohibited by the measure caused harm to the individual whose information was tracked, and outlines civil penalties to be awarded to the public entities and/or individuals who bring civil action against a violator.
2014-005 February 24
California Brain Research and Tobacco Tax Act of 2014
This measure would increase the state’s cigarette excise tax from 87 cents to $1.87. The additional revenues would be used to support research on brain and central nervous system diseases and disorders.
2014-004 February 14
Stop the $100 Billion Dollar High-Speed Rail and Reinvest in Education Act
This measure prevents the further issuance and sale of Proposition 1A bonds for the construction of high-speed rail and improvements to existing passenger rail services. In addition, the measure states that any unspent bond proceeds shall be used to pay back the outstanding debt from the issuance and sale of Proposition 1A bonds. The measure also specifies that the state shall not accept or use any federal funds, provide or use any state funds, accept any local funds, or enter into future contracts for the construction or operation of the high-speed rail project authorized by Proposition 1A.
2014-003 February 20
California Brain Research and Tobacco Tax Act of 2014 (Amendment #1-S)
This measure would increase the state’s cigarette excise tax from 87 cents to $1.87. The additional revenues would be used to support research on brain and central nervous system diseases and disorders.
2014-002 February 26
Cannabis Policy Reform Act of 2014 (Amendment #1-S)
This measure changes state law to legalize the possession, cultivation, and sale of marijuana. Despite these changes to state law, activities related to the use of marijuana would continue to be prohibited under federal law.
2014-001 February 07
The Transportation Innovation Act
This measure states that no Proposition 1A bonds shall be sold to pay the capital costs associated with construction of high-speed rail, except for “any segment” under construction at the time the measure is enacted. (The measure does not specifically define what would constitute a segment.) The measure also states that the High-Speed Rail Authority, with the consent of the Legislature, may continue construction of the “first segment” of the high-speed rail system for the purpose of comparison with other transportation technologies.In addition, this measure states that the California Public Utilities Commission shall make existing right-of-way owned or maintained by the state available, as well as acquire new right-of-way, for private developers to use for the construction of the pilot projects. The measure does not specify whether the state would be reimbursed by private developers for providing the right-of-way.
2013-065 February 04
Jobs and Education Development Initiative (JEDI) Act (Amendment #1-NS).
This measure restores redevelopment agency (RDA) authority to engage in all of their previous functions and permits a city or county that previously sponsored an RDA to reactivate its agency. [Revised 3/12/14]
2013-064 February 03
Seniors Home Care Cost Accountability Act of 2014
This measure would require private home care organizations to spend at least 75 percent of their annual revenue on direct service costs versus administrative overhead. The measure also contains a provision that allows private home care organizations to apply for an adjustment to this requirement for various specified reasons. The Department of Social Services has the primary responsibility to enforce this new requirement.
2013-063 January 31
Six Californias
This proposal would establish a process to attempt to end the existing State of California and replace it with six new states within California's existing boundaries.
2013-062 January 31
High Quality Teachers Act of 2014-Version 2
This measure creates new requirements relating to teacher evaluations, layoffs, reappointments, and dismissals. School districts would be required to evaluate teachers more frequently, using student assessment data, multiple classroom visits, and parent feedback. The measure would require districts to base teacher layoff and rehiring decisions on performance ratings determined using the new evaluation system, with seniority used only as a last resort. The measure also would permanently prohibit teachers convicted of certain serious felonies from working in California schools.