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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.
A.G. File No. 2017-019 October 9
Amend the Constitution to allow and facilitate future, but unknown, legislative actions that could substantially increase state healthcare spending and associated tax revenues.
This measure amends the State Constitution to (1) create a new special fund whose purpose is to fund healthcare-related goods and services, (2) allow the Legislature to pass tax increases with a simple majority vote—rather than a two-thirds vote—as long as the revenues from the new taxes are dedicated to the new special fund, (3) exempt state revenues placed in the fund from any appropriations limit, revenue limit, or spending formula. We describe these changes in greater detail below.
A.G. File No. 2017-018 October 9
Splitting California into three new U.S. states.
This measure amends state statutes, but not the State Constitution, to seek approval for California to split into three new U.S. states. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-017 October 6
California voters directing the California Legislature to apply for a constitutional convention pursuant to Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
This measure requires the Legislature to apply to the Congress for a constitutional convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-016 October 5
Rules of professional conduct for attorneys.
This measure requires that the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct be the rules for all California State Bar members, if approved by the California Supreme Court. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-015 September 28
Staffing and pricing requirements for kidney dialysis providers. (Amendment No. 1)
This measure places new operational requirements on chronic dialysis clinics and require rebates, primarily to commercial health insurers, when total revenues exceed a specified cap. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-014 September 29
Pricing requirements for kidney dialysis providers. (Amendment No. 1).
This measure requires chronic dialysis clinics to provide rebates, primarily to commercial health insurers, when total revenues exceed specified cap. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-013 September 8
Property tax assessment.
This measure expands the special rules applied to existing homeowners 55 and older who buy a new home. (Amendment No.1)
A.G. File No. 2017-012 September 8
Property tax assessment.
This measure reduces or eliminates the property tax increase faced by many existing California homeowners when buying a new home. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-011 September 8
Property tax assessment.
This measure reduces or eliminates the property tax increase faced by existing California homeowners when buying a new home. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-010 September 5
Authorize $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds for various water-related programs and projects.
This measure provides $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds for various water-related programs and projects. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-009 August 31
Parole hearings for youth offenders.
This measure amends state law to expand eligibility for youth offender parole hearings.
A.G. File No. 2017-008 August 22
Abortion.
This measure would prohibit abortion without exception and make the performance or procurement of an abortion a crime under state law.
A.G. File No. 2017-007 August 22
General obligation bonds for natural resources-related programs and projects.
This measure provides $8 billion in general obligation bonds for various water, natural resources, and parks-related programs and projects (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2017-006 July 19
State parole for elderly inmates.
This measure amends statute to establish an elderly parole process.