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A.G. File No. 2017-034 November 17
Use of revenue raised by bonds or taxes approved by the voters.
This measure restricts the use of voter-approved bond proceeds and tax revenue.
A.G. File No. 2017-033 November 3
Transportation-related taxes.
This measure requires the Legislature to obtain voter approval to impose, increase, or extend excise and sales taxes on gasoline and diesel, as well as taxes on vehicles. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-032 November 2
Homeowners’ and renters’ tax relief.
This measure creates a new income tax credit for homeowners and renters.
A.G. File No. 2017-031 November 1
State income taxes and various charges collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
This measure reduces various state taxes and fees and places restrictions on the state’s ability to collect unpaid charges.
A.G. File No. 2017-030 October 25
Proposes a constitutional amendment related to parental rights.
This measure gives parents the “sole authority and responsibility” for raising their children, including being able to determine the “venue, curriculum, and methods” by which their children are educated. The measure prohibits the state and any local government from infringing upon this authority.
A.G. File No. 2017-029 October 25
Taxes on Californians who are age 55 and older.
This measure amends the State Constitution to prohibit the state and local governments from levying income or property taxes on any Californian age 55 or over and creates a constitutional ban on state or local estate taxes.
A.G. File No. 2017-028 October 25
Taxes to fund public schools and colleges
This measure amends the State Constitution to prohibit state and local governments from levying taxes and fees on “California residents who do not have students they are financially responsible for enrolled in” the public education system in order to pay for components of that system.
A.G. File No. 2017-027 October 23
Consumer privacy
This measure places various requirements on businesses that collect, buy, or share personal information for commercial purposes. (Amendment #1)
A.G. File No. 2017-026 October 18
Impose new standards for confining certain farm animals.
This measure phases in new requirements over the next several years that increase the minimum size of restrictive enclosures used by California farmers to confine egg-laying hens, breeding pigs, and calves raised for veal.
A.G. File No. 2017-025 October 17
Online education at the University of California.
This measure amends the California Constitution by requiring the Board of Regents to create an entity known as the University of California Online (UCO) and requires UCO to offer in an online format all existing publicly funded courses and programs at University of California, California State University, and California Community College. (Amendment #1)
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.