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A.G. File No. 2017-024 October 16
Psilocybin legalization.
This measure “exempts adults, 21 and over, from criminal penalties and decriminalizes adult use of Psilocybin.”
A.G. File No. 2017-023 October 12
Voting rights for individuals in prison and under parole supervision.
This measure allows individuals in prison or on parole to vote.(Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-022 October 12
Criminal prosecution of law enforcement officers.
This measure requires that law enforcement officers subject to criminal prosecution related to the use of lethal or near-lethal force be held to “a reasonable person standard that is—both in theory and in practice—equal to or higher than that required for an ordinary citizen to prevail on a self-defense claim.” The measure also requires that any criminal prosecution of a law enforcement officer for a criminal offense must be resolved in a jury trial if related to (1) an abuse of power or authority, (2) an unlawful or excessive use of force while on duty, or (3) a violent felony regardless of whether it occurs while the officer is on-duty.
A.G. File No. 2017-021 October 11
State sales tax and teacher compensation.
This measure require teachers to earn no less than state legislators and increases state sales tax rates (Amendment No. 2).
A.G. File No. 2017-020 October 10
Ending California’s “top two” primary.
This measure removes from the Constitution the language that voters approved under Proposition 14 that established the “top two” primary.
A.G. File No. 2017-019 October 9
Amend the Constitution to allow and facilitate future, but unknown, legislative actions that could substantially increase state healthcare spending and associated tax revenues.
This measure amends the State Constitution to (1) create a new special fund whose purpose is to fund healthcare-related goods and services, (2) allow the Legislature to pass tax increases with a simple majority vote—rather than a two-thirds vote—as long as the revenues from the new taxes are dedicated to the new special fund, (3) exempt state revenues placed in the fund from any appropriations limit, revenue limit, or spending formula. We describe these changes in greater detail below.
A.G. File No. 2017-018 October 9
Splitting California into three new U.S. states.
This measure amends state statutes, but not the State Constitution, to seek approval for California to split into three new U.S. states. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-017 October 6
California voters directing the California Legislature to apply for a constitutional convention pursuant to Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
This measure requires the Legislature to apply to the Congress for a constitutional convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-016 October 5
Rules of professional conduct for attorneys.
This measure requires that the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct be the rules for all California State Bar members, if approved by the California Supreme Court. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-015 September 28
Staffing and pricing requirements for kidney dialysis providers. (Amendment No. 1)
This measure places new operational requirements on chronic dialysis clinics and require rebates, primarily to commercial health insurers, when total revenues exceed a specified cap. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-014 September 29
Pricing requirements for kidney dialysis providers. (Amendment No. 1).
This measure requires chronic dialysis clinics to provide rebates, primarily to commercial health insurers, when total revenues exceed specified cap. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-013 September 8
Property tax assessment.
This measure expands the special rules applied to existing homeowners 55 and older who buy a new home. (Amendment No.1)
A.G. File No. 2017-012 September 8
Property tax assessment.
This measure reduces or eliminates the property tax increase faced by many existing California homeowners when buying a new home. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-011 September 8
Property tax assessment.
This measure reduces or eliminates the property tax increase faced by existing California homeowners when buying a new home. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-010 September 5
Authorize $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds for various water-related programs and projects.
This measure provides $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds for various water-related programs and projects. (Amendment No. 1)