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A.G. File No. 2015-016 May 22
Shellfish Suppression Act
This measure would make the consumption or sale of shellfish (such as crab, lobster, and shrimp) a serious felony punishable by a fine of $666,000 and/or imprisonment of up to roughly six and a half years.
A.G. File No. 2015-015 May 19
The Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act
The measure amends the Constitution to (1) subdivide each Assembly and Senate district into a large number of “neighborhood districts” and (2) reduce legislative spending.
A.G. File No. 2015-014 May 14
Initiative related to the ballot initiatives process
This measure would require that any individual who submits a ballot measure that “suggests the killing of gays and/or lesbians” be required to attend sensitivity training of at least 3 hours per month for 12 consecutive months. The measure also requires that the individual donate $5,000 to an organization that advocates for gays or lesbians.
A.G. File No. 2015-013 May 14
The President of California Act
The proposed measure changes the title of the chief executive of state government from Governor to President.
A.G. File No. 2015-012 May 14
California Independence in Statewide Elections Act
The measure amends the Political Reform Act to prohibit a candidate, committee, or slate mailer organization from receiving political contributions from nonresidents of the State of California. The measure does not define who is a nonresident. The measure’s terms do not apply to federal elections.
A.G. File No. 2015-011 May 14
The California National Flag Act
The measure amends state law to require that, where the national and state flags are both displayed, the state flag be placed in the position of first honor. This measure will likely have no fiscal effect on state or local governments because it is not expected to generate additional workload for state or local agencies.
A.G. File No. 2015-010 May 12
Revised Use of Reasonable Force Act of 2015
This measure creates an 11 member panel appointed by the Governor to recommend changes to statute and regulations related to police actions and training.The measure states that the panel shall not include individuals who are members of a “police organization” in California, and that six of the members shall be individuals who have not held an elected office.
A.G. File No. 2015-009 April 21
The California Drug Price Relief Act (Amendment#1)
This measure would prohibit the state, or any state administrative agency or other state entity, from entering into any agreement with a drug manufacturer for the purchase of a prescribed drug unless the net cost of the drug is the same as or less than the lowest price paid for the same drug by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA).
A.G. File No. 2015-008 April 17
Criminal Penalties Related to Certain Sexual Activities
This measure would make it a crime, punishable by up to ten years in prison and/or a fine of $1 million and/or expulsion from the state, to transmit “sodomistic propaganda” to individuals under the age of 18. Under the measure, it would also be a crime, punishable by death, to willingly touch another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification. The measure also prohibits “sodomites” and individuals who transmit sodomistic propaganda or those who belong to any group that does so, from serving in public office or employment and from receiving public benefits.
A.G. File No. 2015-007 April 17
The California Alimony Reform Act
This measure eliminates the ability for the state’s trial courts to order spousal support payments in contested cases as part of divorce or legal separation proceedings. Additionally, the measure authorizes the modification of existing orders for spousal support payments as its enactment would be considered a significant change in circumstance.
A.G. File No. 2015-006 April 13
A New Hope for California
This measure creates a panel of 13 members to evaluate the effects of transferring to the state of California legal authority that currently rests with the federal government. The measure would require the panel to hold public hearings on the effects of transferring legal authority from the federal government to the state.
A.G. File No. 2015-005 March 06
Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016
This measure allows the state to sell $9 billion of general obligation bonds—$7 billion for K-12 school facilities and $2 billion for community college facilities. The $7 billion for K-12 school facilities is designated for four types of projects: new construction, modernization, CTE facilities, and charter school facilities. The measure includes $2 billion for community colleges to construct new buildings and related infrastructure, modernize existing buildings, and purchase equipment.
A.G. File No. 2015-004 March 03
The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act (Amendment #1-S)
This measure would place in state statute key provisions of existing regulations that require adult film performers to wear condoms during sexual intercourse when making an adult film. Several provisions of this measure may allow third parties to bring litigation against adult film producers, talent agents, and distributors for violations of the proposed statute. Additionally, adult film producers would be required to apply for a two-year license from Cal/OSHA in order to make adult films.
A.G. File No. 2015-003 February 27
No Blank Checks Initiative
This measure requires voter approval for certain revenue bonds. The fiscal effects of this measure on state and local governments are subject to substantial uncertainty. In particular, it is unclear (1) how certain provisions of the measure would be interpreted by government agencies and the courts, which could affect the number of projects subject to the measure's voter requirements; and (2) how affected governments would respond to the measure and election outcomes. As a result, there is substantial uncertainty regarding the fiscal impacts of the measure on state and local governments.
A.G. File No. 2015-002 February 26
California Electrical Utility District Act
This measure creates the California Electrical Utility District, which would have the responsibility to provide electricity service to customers within the territory currently served by the three largest electricity investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in the state-Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric. This new district would be a public entity governed by a board of directors that would have the authority to establish electricity rates, enforce electricity regulations and contracts, condemn for public use privately held property, and issue bonds for certain purposes.
A.G. File No. 2015-001 February 26
The California Nuclear Waste Act
We estimate that this measure could have major fiscal effects, including potential impacts on state and local finances in the form of decreased revenues and increased costs due to possible electricity price increases and state liabilities.The magnitude of these impacts are uncertain, but could be significant, depending in part on the need for system upgrades for replacement power and whether the state is liable for investment losses. Additionally, there is potential for avoidance of major future state and local government costs and lost revenues in the rare event of a major nuclear power plant incident.
A.G. File No. 2014-014 February 09
Parental Notification, Child and Teen Safety, and Stop Sexual Predators and Sex Traffickers Act—Version 2
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. (This measure does not require a physician or a minor to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian.) The measure defines an unemancipated minor as being a female under the age of 18 who has not entered into a valid marriage, is not on active duty in the armed services of the United States, and has not been declared free from her parents’ or guardians’ custody and control under state law.
A.G. File No. 2014-013 February 05
Parental Notification, Child and Teen Safety, and Stop Sexual Predators and Sex Traffickers Act
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. (This measure does not require a physician or a minor to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian.) The measure defines an unemancipated minor as being a female under the age of 18 who has not entered into a valid marriage, is not on active duty in the armed services of the United States, and has not been declared free from her parents' or guardians' custody and control under state law.
A.G. File No. 2014-012 February 02
Innocent Human Life
The initiative would declare innocent human life inviolable, and that it cannot be terminated, defiled, or destroyed with impunity under any circumstances.
A.G. File No. 2014-010 October 14
No Public Resources Used to Deport California Residents
This measure amends the State Constitution to specify the following: “No state, county, or city funds or resources may be used to detain and deport a resident of California.”