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A.G. File No. 2015-120 February 05
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 05
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 03
Changes to how Californians vote. (Amendment No. 1)
This measure allows voters to submit ballots through a new online voting system.
A.G. File No. 2015-117 February 03
Changes to how Californians vote. (Amendment No. 1)
This measure allows (1) voters to submit ballots through a new online voting system and (2) counties to conduct any election as an all-mail ballot election.
A.G. File No. 2015-116 February 03
Alternative process for local governments to assess fees for flood control, stormwater management, water, and sewer services (Amendment No. 1).
This measure makes several changes to the state Constitution related to how local governments can charge for providing water, stormwater, flood control, and sewer services.
A.G. File No. 2015-115 January 25
Extend temporary personal income tax rate increases on high-income taxpayers (Amendment #1).
This measure extends Proposition 30 income tax increases through 2030.
A.G. File No. 2015-114 January 25
The Repeal of the Charter Schools Act (Amendment #1).
This measure repeals the law allowing charter schools to operate.
A.G. File No. 2015-113 January 19
Pre-litigation procedures for construction-related accessibility claims.
Under this measure, a person or business would have 90 days after receiving a notice to correct a construction-related accessibility claim before a lawsuit could be filed under state law. Additionally, if the violation is corrected within the 90 days, the person or business would not be liable for damages or attorney fees under state law.
A.G. File No. 2015-112 January 12
End publicly recorded votes in the Legislature by Senators and Assembly Members.
This measure amends the State Constitution to require use of secret ballots in the state Senate and Assembly.
A.G. File No. 2015-111 January 11
Cap total annual compensation for executives at specified hospitals—including private nonprofit and for-profit hospitals—at the level of compensation received by the President of the United States.
This measure would impose a cap on compensation for executives at all private hospitals and district hospitals, impose new data reporting requirements on these hospitals, impose new administrative responsibilities on the Attorney General (AG), and give the AG authority to oversee and enforce the provisions of this measure.
A.G. File No. 2015-110 January 08
Pre-litigation procedures for construction-related accessibility claims. (Amendment #1.)
Under this measure, a person or business would have 120 days after receiving a formal written notice to correct a construction-related accessibility claim before a lawsuit could be filed under state law.
A.G. File No. 2015-109 January 08
High-speed rail (Amendment #1).
This measure prevents the sale of Proposition 1A bond funds and significantly limits the authority of the High-Speed Rail Authority.
A.G. File No. 2015-108 January 04
Electronic voting in elections in California. (Amendment #1.)
This measure seeks to establish an information technology system—subject to requirements established by the measure—that would allow people to vote in California elections from any electronic device or computer.
A.G. File No. 2015-107 January 08
Redirect up to $10.7 billion in previously authorized general obligation bond authority to certain water-related projects and amend the constitution to prioritize certain uses of water (Amendment #1).
This measure amends the State Constitution to prioritize reasonable and beneficial public uses of water and redirects up to $10.7 billion in general obligation bond funds approved by the voters under Proposition 1 and Proposition 1A to certain water-related projects.
A.G. File No. 2015-106 December 29
1,000 percent sales tax on some political advertisements.
This measure states that a sales tax of 1,000 percent would be imposed on some political advertisements.