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A.G. File No. 2015-079 November 24
Teacher tenure. Amendment No. 1.
This measure would change state law by the lengthening probationary period to five years.
A.G. File No. 2015-078 November 24
Teacher employment laws. (Amendment No. 1)
This measure changes certain laws related to teacher employment.
A.G. File No. 2015-077 November 24
Retirement benefits for state and local governmental employees in California (Amendment No.1).
This measure makes changes to retirement benefits earned by new government employees, as defined by the measure.
A.G. File No. 2015-076 November 24
Retirement benefits for state and local governmental employees in California (Amendment No. 1).
This measure makes changes to retirement benefits earned by new government employees, as defined by the measure.
A.G. File No. 2015-075 November 24
The cultivation, use, possession, and sale of marijuana (Amendment No 1).
This measure changes state law to legalize the possession, cultivation, and sale of marijuana.
A.G. File No. 2015-074 November 23
Revenue from paper and reusable carryout bag sales.
This measure changes where the revenue from the sale of carryout bags, when required by a state law that also bans free distribution of other bags, would be deposited.
A.G. File No. 2015-073 November 20
Limitations of the activities of holocaust denial organizations.
This measure prohibits a school, educational institution, or museum that receives state funds from allowing a holocaust denial organization to distribute information or facilitate activities (1) within the boundaries of these institutions’ properties or (2) to these institutions’ employees, clients, or students.
A.G. File No. 2015-072 November 20
Definition of the term “person” for purposes of Article I, Section 7 of the State Constitution.
This measure amends Section 7 of Article I of the State Constitution to define the term person for the purposes of that section. This measure defines the term “person” as “. . . all living human beings from the beginning of their biological development as human beings (i.e. human organism) . . .”. Thus, this measure would confer due process and equal protection rights upon human zygotes, embryos, and fetuses.
A.G. File No. 2015-070 November 10
Personal income taxes and funding for education and health programs (Amendment No. 1).
This measure would permanently increase income tax rates affecting the highest-income Californians.
A.G. File No. 2015-069 November 10
Medical marijuana.
Under this measure, the state would be required to own and operate a single site that is responsible for cultivating, processing, and testing all medical marijuana that is distributed in the state.
A.G. File No. 2015-068 November 05
California campaign finance and disclosure laws. (Amendment #2).
This measure makes substantial changes to the state’s campaign finance and disclosure laws.
A.G. File No. 2015-066 November 04
Death penalty.
This measure repeals the state’s current death penalty statute. In addition, it generally requires murderers to work while in prison and increases the amount of victim restitution that can be deducted from the wages of inmates sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
A.G. File No. 2015-065 November 03
Temporary extension of Proposition 30 income tax increases (Amendment No. 1).
This measure extends the Proposition 30 income tax rate increases on high-income Californians through 2030.
A.G. File No. 2015-064 November 03
Public social services.
This measure creates additional documentation requirements for individuals applying for public social services, creates a job placement program within the state’s California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), and requires the state to develop procedures to identify state prison inmates who would be eligible for CalWORKs upon their release.
A.G. File No. 2015-063 October 30
Amend the California Constitution to generally require physicians to notify the parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 16 before performing an abortion on that minor, with certain exceptions.
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 under the age of 16. The measure defines physician as being any person authorized by the state to perform an abortion on an unemancipated minor.