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A.G. File No. 2017-003 April 18
Gender identity
This measure adds the following language to the State Constitution: “Free exercise and enjoyment of gender identity without discrimination or preference are guaranteed. This liberty of conscience does not excuse acts that are licentious or inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State. The Legislature shall make no law respecting an establishment of gender identity. A person is not incompetent to be a witness or juror because of his or her own gender identity.”
A.G. File No. 2017-001 February 23
Child custody hearings.
This measure makes changes to child custody proceedings.
A.G. File No. 2016-012 February 16
A national popular vote in presidential elections.
This measure asks if California’s elected officials should use all of their constitutional authority to require a candidate to receive the national popular vote in order to be elected President.
A.G. File No. 2016-011 January 11
Proposed vote on California becoming an independent country.
This measure proposes a statewide vote on California becoming an independent country (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2016-003 June 2
Child custody. Amendment #1.
This measure allows an individual to demand a jury trial during any child custody proceedings. The measure also specifies that, in a jury trial, (1) individuals are entitled to a jury verdict and (2) the court may not contradict a jury’s verdict on the issue of “the appointment” of legal or physical custody.
A.G. File No. 2016-002 March 22
Online signature gathering for initiative, referendum and recall petitions.
This measure would require the Secretary of State to develop a system that allows voters to sign initiative, referendum, and recall petitions electronically on a statewide internet website.
A.G. File No. 2016-001 March 11
Use of various chemicals, pesticides, and vaccines, as well as other activities in California (Amendment #1)
This measure proposes to limit or ban the use of many materials, chemicals, activities, and procedures commonly used in California agriculture, consumer products, health care, and commercial industries.
A.G. File No. 2015-125 February 18
State legislator lie detector tests (Amendment No. 1).
This measure contains various provisions concerning the Legislature, including requirements that legislators take lie detector tests.
A.G. File No. 2015-124 February 17
State and local law enforcement agencies.
This measure amends state law to authorize individuals to file a case in the state trial courts to seek a declaration that the jurisdiction in which the individual resides is over-policed by a law enforcement agency.
A.G. File No. 2015-123 February 18
The rights of specified individuals to make their own health care decisions.
This measure provides that health care decisions about an illness or medical condition are the “private decision” of an adult, emancipated minor, or parent or legal guardian of a minor.
A.G. File No. 2015-122 February 11
Information included on ballots or sample ballots.
This measure would change state law so that candidates for state elective office may not have their political party preference indicated on the ballot or sample ballot.
A.G. File No. 2015-121 February 11
Parole consideration, credits, and the prosecution of juveniles in adult court, Amendment No. 1.
This measure makes changes to the State Constitution to increase the number of inmates eligible for parole consideration and provide the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with additional authority to award credits to inmates. The measure also makes statutory changes to require that youths have a hearing in juvenile delinquency court before they can be transferred to adult criminal court.
A.G. File No. 2015-120 February 5
Cultivation, possession, and sale of marijuana. Version 7
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.
A.G. File No. 2015-119 February 5
Cultivation, possession, and sale of marijuana. Version 6
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.
A.G. File No. 2015-118 February 3
Changes to how Californians vote. (Amendment No. 1)
This measure allows voters to submit ballots through a new online voting system.