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2014-009 August 04
No Blank Checks Initiative
This measure requires statewide voter approval for certain revenue bonds, certain information to be included in LAO ballot analyses of bonds, and additional information on bonds to be posted online.
2014-008 March 06
The California Cannabis Hemp Initiative of 2014
This measure changes state law to legalize the production, sale, and use of marijuana, as well as the cultivation of industrial hemp for any purpose. Despite these changes to state law, these activities would continue to be prohibited under federal law.
2014-007 February 21
The Online Privacy Act-Version 2
This measure classifies certain online entities as first-party or third-party online services and restricts first-party services from requiring that an individual provide consent to the tracking of his or her personal information as a condition of accessing certain content or services. In addition, if an individual sends the first-party online service a Do Not Track (DNT) signal, the service cannot share, sell, or transfer personal information of that individual to another entity. The measure also specifies that an operator of a third-party online service shall not track the personal information of an individual who sends a DNT signal, with a few exceptions. The measure creates a legal presumption that the tracking of personal information in a manner prohibited by the measure caused harm to the individual whose information was tracked, and outlines civil penalties to be awarded to the public entities and/or individuals who bring civil action against a violator.
2014-006 February 21
The Online Privacy Act
This measure classifies certain online entities as first-party or third-party online services and restricts first-party services from requiring that an individual provide consent to the tracking of his or her personal information as a condition of accessing certain content or services. In addition, if an individual sends the first-party online service a Do Not Track (DNT) signal, the service cannot share, sell, or transfer personal information of that individual to another entity. The measure also specifies that an operator of a third-party online service shall not track the personal information of an individual who sends a DNT signal, with a few exceptions, and prohibits cloud computing services that provide service to state or local governmental institutions, as well as public or private educational institutions, from using personal information collected for any purpose other than directly providing services to those institutions. The measure creates a legal presumption that the tracking of personal information in a manner prohibited by the measure caused harm to the individual whose information was tracked, and outlines civil penalties to be awarded to the public entities and/or individuals who bring civil action against a violator.
2014-005 February 24
California Brain Research and Tobacco Tax Act of 2014
This measure would increase the state’s cigarette excise tax from 87 cents to $1.87. The additional revenues would be used to support research on brain and central nervous system diseases and disorders.
2014-004 February 14
Stop the $100 Billion Dollar High-Speed Rail and Reinvest in Education Act
This measure prevents the further issuance and sale of Proposition 1A bonds for the construction of high-speed rail and improvements to existing passenger rail services. In addition, the measure states that any unspent bond proceeds shall be used to pay back the outstanding debt from the issuance and sale of Proposition 1A bonds. The measure also specifies that the state shall not accept or use any federal funds, provide or use any state funds, accept any local funds, or enter into future contracts for the construction or operation of the high-speed rail project authorized by Proposition 1A.
2014-003 February 20
California Brain Research and Tobacco Tax Act of 2014 (Amendment #1-S)
This measure would increase the state’s cigarette excise tax from 87 cents to $1.87. The additional revenues would be used to support research on brain and central nervous system diseases and disorders.
2014-002 February 26
Cannabis Policy Reform Act of 2014 (Amendment #1-S)
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.
2014-001 February 07
The Transportation Innovation Act
This measure states that no Proposition 1A bonds shall be sold to pay the capital costs associated with construction of high-speed rail, except for “any segment” under construction at the time the measure is enacted. (The measure does not specifically define what would constitute a segment.) The measure also states that the High-Speed Rail Authority, with the consent of the Legislature, may continue construction of the “first segment” of the high-speed rail system for the purpose of comparison with other transportation technologies.In addition, this measure states that the California Public Utilities Commission shall make existing right-of-way owned or maintained by the state available, as well as acquire new right-of-way, for private developers to use for the construction of the pilot projects. The measure does not specify whether the state would be reimbursed by private developers for providing the right-of-way.
2013-065 February 04
Jobs and Education Development Initiative (JEDI) Act (Amendment #1-NS).
This measure restores redevelopment agency (RDA) authority to engage in all of their previous functions and permits a city or county that previously sponsored an RDA to reactivate its agency. [Revised 3/12/14]
2013-064 February 03
Seniors Home Care Cost Accountability Act of 2014
This measure would require private home care organizations to spend at least 75 percent of their annual revenue on direct service costs versus administrative overhead. The measure also contains a provision that allows private home care organizations to apply for an adjustment to this requirement for various specified reasons. The Department of Social Services has the primary responsibility to enforce this new requirement.
2013-063 January 31
Six Californias
This proposal would establish a process to attempt to end the existing State of California and replace it with six new states within California's existing boundaries.
2013-062 January 31
High Quality Teachers Act of 2014-Version 2
This measure creates new requirements relating to teacher evaluations, layoffs, reappointments, and dismissals. School districts would be required to evaluate teachers more frequently, using student assessment data, multiple classroom visits, and parent feedback. The measure would require districts to base teacher layoff and rehiring decisions on performance ratings determined using the new evaluation system, with seniority used only as a last resort. The measure also would permanently prohibit teachers convicted of certain serious felonies from working in California schools.
2013-061 January 22
The Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act
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.
2013-060 January 30
The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act
This measure changes criminal penalties for certain crimes and allows for the resentencing of individuals convicted of such crimes.
2013-059 January 28
The Highly Qualified Charter School Administrator and Teacher Act
This measure changes requirements for teachers and administrators working in low-performing schools. Teachers holding intern credentials would be prohibited from teaching in low-performing schools. Additionally, administrators working in low-performing charter schools would have to hold a state-issued credential.
2013-058 January 28
High Quality Teachers Act of 2014
This measure creates new requirements relating to teacher evaluations, layoffs, and dismissals. School districts would be required to evaluate teachers more frequently, using student assessment data, multiple classroom visits, and parent feedback. The measure would require districts to base teacher layoff decisions on performance ratings determined using the new evaluation system, with seniority used only as a last resort. The measure also would permanently prohibit teachers convicted of certain serious felonies from working in California schools and no longer would require districts to conduct associated administrative dismissal hearings for these teachers.
2013-057 January 24
The Stop Corporate Exploitation of Charter Schools Act - Version 2
This measure requires charter schools to comply with various laws that pertain to school districts and local governments, prohibits charter schools from operating as for-profit entities or from contracting with for-profit entities for certain services, and creates new requirements for charter schools related to transactions larger than $10,000 and to the investment of public funds.
2013-056 January 23
The Stop Corporate Exploitation of Charter Schools Act
This measure requires charter schools to comply with various laws that pertain to school districts and local governments, prohibits charter schools from operating as for-profit entities or from contracting with for-profit entities for certain services, and creates new requirements for charter schools related to transactions larger than $10,000 and to the investment of public funds. (This version of the measure also would prevent a member of a charter school governing board from serving simultaneously on the board of a nonprofit entity contracting with the charter school.)
2013-055 January 23
Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2014
This measure amends the California Constitution and state law to (1) shift initial jurisdiction for direct appeals and habeas corpus petitions, (2) impose timeframes and limitations on such proceedings, (3) change the process for the appointment of counsel in direct appeals and habeas corpus petition proceedings, and (4) make various other changes.