Initiatives and Referenda Failed to Qualify

Initiatives that have not gathered the required number of signatures during the 150-day circulating period fail to qualify for the ballot. This page contains a list of initiatives that have failed to qualify for the ballot during the last 60 days.


1648. (13-0063) - Final Random Sample Update - 09/12/14

Division of California into Six States. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment.

Summary Date: 02/18/14 | Failed: 09/12/14

Tim Draper (650) 233-9000

Divides California into six states subject to approval by Congress. Assigns each county to a new state, unless county voters approve reassignment to different new state and second state approves. Establishes commission to settle California's financial affairs after division; upon failure to resolve, each new state would retain assets within its boundaries and would receive proportionate distribution of California's debts based on population. Authorizes counties to refuse to provide State-mandated programs and services absent sufficient State reimbursement. Empowers counties to make and enforce all laws governing local affairs. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: If the federal government approves the proposed creation of six new states, all tax collections and spending by the existing State of California would end, with its assets and liabilities divided among the new states. Decisions by appointed commissioners and elected leaders would determine how taxes, public spending, and other public policies would change for the new states and their local governments. (13-0063.) (Full Text)

1658. (14-0008)

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 03/21/14 | Failed: 08/28/2014

Berton Duzy (805) 402-1212 bduzy@prodigy.net

Legalizes under state law marijuana and hemp use, possession, cultivation, transportation, or distribution. Requires case-by-case review for persons currently charged with or convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses, for possible sentence modification, amnesty, or immediate release from prison, jail, parole, or probation. Requires case-by-case review of applications to erase records of these charges or convictions. Requires Legislature to adopt laws to license and tax commercial marijuana sales. Allows doctors to approve or recommend marijuana for patients, regardless of age. Limits testing for marijuana for employment or insurance purposes. Bars state/local aid to enforce federal marijuana laws. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced costs potentially exceeding $100 million annually to state and local governments related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system, and incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Potential net additional tax revenue of a few hundred million dollars annually related to the production and sale of marijuana and industrial hemp, a portion of which is required to be spent on marijuana-related research and other activities. (14-0008.) (Full Text)

1657. (14-0002, Amdt. #1S)

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 03/13/14 | Failed: 08/22/2014

Ed Rosenthal (510) 533-0605

Legalizes under state law marijuana use, cultivation, possession, transportation, processing, distribution, and sale by persons 21 years and over. Erases prior convictions for certain marijuana-related offenses two years after conviction. Requires Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to regulate and license commercial marijuana cultivation, transportation, sales, and testing. Imposes 6% tax on nonmedical marijuana sales at cultivation, wholesale, and retail stages. Permits local governments to impose additional 5% sales tax. Exempts personal gardens or up to three pounds of marijuana from regulation or taxation. Requires voter approval for local governments to enact certain marijuana zoning requirements. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced costs potentially exceeding $100 million annually to state and local governments related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system, and incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Net additional tax revenues of potentially several hundred million dollars annually related to the production and sale of marijuana, a portion of which is required to be spent on specified purposes including education, marijuana-related research, and drug treatment and education programs. (14-0002.) (Full Text)

1656. (14-0007)

Online Privacy. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 03/11/14 | Failed: 08/21/2014

Jamie Court c/o James C. Harrison and Harry A. Berezin (510) 346-6200

Requires certain providers of Internet services or mobile applications to comply with a user's instructions not to track user's personal information, including contact information, government issued identification, financial information, online history, method of access, or location. Prohibits all providers from selling, sharing, or transferring user's personal information after receiving instructions not to track. Prohibits requiring user's consent to track personal information as a condition of access to online service. Provides for fines and civil claims. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased costs potentially reaching millions of dollars in some years to state and local governments primarily from additional or more costly civil actions and increased court workload. Increased penalty revenue potentially reaching tens of millions of dollars in some years to state and local governments resulting from new civil penalties authorized by the measure. (14-0007.) (Full Text)

1655. (14-0006)

Online Privacy. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 03/11/14 | Failed: 08/21/2014

Jamie Court c/o James C. Harrison and Harry A. Berezin (510) 346-6200

Requires certain providers of Internet services or mobile applications to comply with a user's instructions not to track user's personal information, including contact information, government issued identification, financial information, online history, method of access, or location. Prohibits all providers from selling, sharing, or transferring user's personal information after receiving instructions not to track. Prohibits providers serving public entities or private educational entities from using personal information for any purpose other than providing the service. Prohibits requiring user's consent to track personal information as a condition of access to online service. Provides for fines and civil claims. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased costs potentially reaching millions of dollars in some years to state and local governments primarily from additional or more costly civil actions and increased court workload. Increased penalty revenue potentially reaching tens of millions of dollars in some years to state and local governments resulting from new civil penalties authorized by the measure. (14-0006.) (Full Text)

1654. (14-0005)

Cigarette Tax to Fund Brain Research. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 03/10/14 | Failed: 08/20/2014

Frank P. Barbaro c/o Philip D. Kohn (714) 641-3415

Increases cigarette tax by $1.00 per pack, with an equivalent increase on other tobacco products. Requires tax revenues to be deposited into a special fund to provide grants and loans to support brain research on causes, treatments, detection, and cures for brain disorders and diseases. Creates 11-member oversight committee charged with administering the fund. If new tax causes decreased tobacco consumption, transfers sufficient amount of new tax revenues to offset revenue decrease to other programs funded by existing tobacco taxes. Requires annual independent audit. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Net increase in cigarette excise tax revenues in the range of $500 million to $750 million annually by 2015-16. Revenues would decrease slightly each year thereafter. The funds would be used to support research on brain and central nervous system diseases and disorders. Increase in excise tax revenues on other tobacco products of roughly $50 million annually going mainly to existing health programs. Change in state and local sales tax revenues ranging from a $30 million loss to a $40 million gain annually. (14-0005.) (Full Text)

1653. (14-0003, Amdt. #1S)

Cigarette Tax to Fund Brain and Stem Cell Research. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 03/07/14 | Failed: 08/15/2014

Frank P. Barbaro c/o Philip D. Kohn (714) 641-3415

Increases cigarette tax by $1.00 per pack, with an equivalent increase on other tobacco products. Requires tax revenues to be deposited into a special fund to provide grants and loans to support brain research, including stem cell research, on causes, treatments, detection, and cures for brain disorders and diseases. Creates 11-member oversight committee charged with administering the fund. If new tax causes decreased tobacco consumption, transfers sufficient amount of new tax revenues to offset revenue decrease to other programs funded by existing tobacco taxes. Requires annual independent audit. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Net increase in cigarette excise tax revenues in the range of $500 million to $750 million annually by 2015-16. Revenues would decrease slightly each year thereafter. The funds would be used to support research on brain and central nervous system diseases and disorders. Increase in excise tax revenues on other tobacco products of roughly $50 million annually going mainly to existing health programs. Change in state and local sales tax revenues ranging from a $30 million loss to a $40 million gain annually. (14-0003.) (Full Text)

1652. (14-0004)

High-Speed Rail. No Issuance or Sale of Future Bonds. Termination of Project. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 03/03/14 | Failed: 08/13/2014

Jeff Gorell (805) 910-7121

Prevents the issuance and sale of the remaining amount of high-speed rail bonds previously approved by the voters to initiate construction of a high-speed rail system. Authorizes the Legislature to redirect any unspent high-speed rail bond proceeds away from high-speed rail purposes, to repay outstanding highspeed rail bonds. Prevents state from incurring additional debt, spending any federal, state, or local funds, or entering into new contracts for the high-speed rail project. Requires state to terminate the high-speed rail project, including, to the extent feasible, existing contracts. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: State debt-service savings of up to about $700 million annually from not using state bond funds to support high-speed rail, depending on the actual reduction in bond funds spent as a result of this measure. Potential reduction in state and local tax revenue of tens of millions of dollars annually for a few years, resulting from a loss of federal matching funds. (14-0004.) (Full Text)

1651. (14-0001)

High-Speed Rail. Future Bond Sales. New Transportation Technologies. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/24/14 | Failed: 08/06/2014

Nick Garzilli (310) 729-6905

Prevents sale of high-speed rail bonds previously approved by voters for construction of a high-speed rail system, except to fund any segment already under construction. Permits construction of first segment of the high-speed rail system to proceed, if Legislature consents, to allow comparison with other transportation technologies that deliver speeds exceeding 250 miles per hour or energy efficiencies exceeding 120 miles per gallon or equivalent. Authorizes state to acquire/dedicate right-of-way and contract with private developers to construct and operate new transportation technology pilot projects for comparison with high-speed rail. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Impact to state debt-service savings ranging from zero to about $650 million annually from not using state bond funds to construct high-speed rail, depending on how this measure is interpreted and the resulting reduction in bond funds spent. Potential state costs in the hundreds of millions of dollars to the extent that the state is not reimbursed by private developers for right-of-way acquisition for the development of transportation pilot projects. Potential reduction in state and local tax revenues of tens of millions of dollars annually for a few years, resulting from a loss of federal matching funds. (14-0001.) (Full Text)

1650. (13-0065, Amdt.#1NS)

Redevelopment Agencies. Reestablishment. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/19/14 | Failed: 08/01/2014

Philip D. Kohn (714) 641-3415

Repeals elimination of redevelopment agencies. Allows local governments to reestablish redevelopment agencies and resume redirection of certain local property taxes to redevelopment projects, away from other local services. Removes prior redevelopment law's requirements for redevelopment plans to have certain dollar and time limits and caps on redevelopment agency debt. Expands prior definition of blight to allow whole cities and counties as redevelopment areas if county's unemployment rate exceeds statewide or national average. Reduces and makes optional the prior law's minimum affordable housing component. Extends prior law's time limit for using eminent domain. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased resources for local redevelopment activities, growing to several billion dollars more per year, resulting in decreased resources for state and other local government activities of the same amount. (13-0065.) (Full Text)

1649. (13-0064)

In-Home Care Providers. Expenditures. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/19/14 | Failed: 08/01/2014

Brandi Wolf c/o Lance H. Olson (916) 442-2952

Requires businesses providing in-home care services to spend at least 75% of their total annual home care service revenue on direct patient care. Limits administrative expenses, management compensation, and profit distributions collectively to 25% of revenue. Establishes state program to administer and enforce measure, provider fees, and fines up to $10,000 per year plus mandatory license revocation for violations. Dedicates fees and fines to fund program. Requires providers to prepare annual reports showing revenue and expenditures. Requires publication of these reports and information on provider violations. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: State administrative costs of between $8 million and $11 million annually, with the authority to fully recover these costs from fees levied on certain home care organizations. (13-0064.) (Full Text)

1647. (13-0062)

School Teachers. Performance-Based Layoffs and Rehiring. Dismissals. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/14/14 | Failed: 07/25/2014

Matt David c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752

Requires school districts to use a classroom teacher's performance ratings, rather than seniority, to determine layoffs and make rehiring decisions. Requires districts to conduct specified evaluations of each teacher's performance annually. Requires these annual evaluations to measure teacher performance by, at a minimum, student academic progress, classroom observations and instructional practices, parent and student feedback, and teacher partnerships with community members and organizations. Provides that teachers convicted of certain violent, serious, or sexual felonies are to be automatically dismissed and permanently barred from employment as a teacher in the state. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Costs ranging from several hundreds of millions of dollars to over $1 billion annually in the initial three years for school districts to conduct more frequent and intensive teacher evaluations, with annual costs dropping to between one-third and one-half in subsequent years. One-time costs in the tens of millions of dollars to in excess of $100 million for school districts to create new teacher evaluation systems, with ongoing annual costs to manage the new systems of tens of millions of dollars. (13-0062.) (Full Text)

1646. (13-0058)

School Teachers. Performance-Based Layoffs. Dismissals. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/14/14 | Failed: 07/25/2014

Matt David c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752

Requires school districts to use a classroom teacher's performance ratings, rather than seniority, to determine layoffs. Requires districts to conduct specified evaluations of each teacher's performance annually. Requires these annual evaluations to measure teacher performance by, at a minimum, student academic progress, classroom observations and instructional practices, parent and student feedback, and teacher partnerships with community members and organizations. Provides that teachers convicted of certain violent, serious, or sexual felonies are to be automatically dismissed and permanently barred from employment as a teacher in the state. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Costs ranging from several hundreds of millions of dollars to over $1 billion annually in the initial three years for school districts to conduct more frequent and intensive teacher evaluations, with annual costs dropping to between one-third and one-half in subsequent years. One-time costs in the tens of millions of dollars to in excess of $100 million for school districts to create new teacher evaluation systems, with ongoing annual costs to manage the new systems of tens of millions of dollars. (13-0058.) (Full Text)

1644. (13-0059)

Low-Performing Schools. Intern Teachers. Charter School Administrators. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/14/14 | Failed: 07/25/2014

Thomas A Willis c/o Karen Getman (510) 346-6200

Bars use of intern teachers at a public school, including a charter school, if the school has had low academic performance rankings within the past two years. Bars charter school use of administrators who do not have a teaching or school services credential, if the school has had low academic performance rankings within the past two years. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Annual costs up to the low tens of millions of dollars statewide for schools to replace many (but likely not all) interns with fully credentialed teachers. (13-0059.) (Full Text)

1643. (13-0055)

Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment.

Summary Date: 02/10/14 | Failed: 07/24/2014

Kermit Alexander c/o Charles H. Bell, Jr. (916) 442-7757

Gives state appellate courts jurisdiction over death penalty appeals, before consideration by California Supreme Court. Changes procedures governing state court petitions challenging death penalty convictions and sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Imposes time limits on state court death penalty review. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals. Exempts prison officials from existing regulation process for developing execution methods. Authorizes death row inmate transfers among California state prisons. States death row inmates are required to work and pay victim restitution. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased state costs potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually for several years related to direct appeals and habeas corpus proceedings, with the fiscal impact on such costs being unknown in the long run. Potential state correctional savings in the tens of millions of dollars annually. (13-0055.) (Full Text)

1642. (13-0054)

Campaign Finance. Political Communications. Donor Disclosure. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/10/14 | Failed: 07/24/2014

Lance Olson (916) 442-2952

Requires a nonprofit organization to disclose its $1,000 donors if it spends over $50,000 in donor funds, for year, on political activities in California. Requires certain nonprofit organizations to disclose their $10,000 donors if the nonprofit spends $400,000 per legislative session or $75,000 per calendar quarter on lobbying, or on communications that identify but do not advocate for or against a candidate. Requires communications that are distributed urging recipients to contact government officials, for purpose of influencing governmental action, to identify the two largest donors of $50,000 or more funding the distribution. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: No significant fiscal effect on state or local governments. (13-0054.) (Full Text)

1641. (13-0057)

Charter Schools. Public Records. Open Meetings. Conflicts of Interest. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/07/14 | Failed: 07/18/2014

Thomas A. Willis c/o Karen Getman (510) 346-6200

Requires charter schools and related entities to comply with state laws providing for public records upon request, providing for public access to meetings, and governing financial conflicts of interest. Requires public disclosures before charter school approval of certain contracts over $10,000. Prohibits for-profit operation of charter schools. Restricts charter school investment of public funds to government bonds and federally insured accounts. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Costs to charter schools, of at least several million dollars annually statewide, to undertake additional legal, financial, and disclosure-related work. Minor annual costs to school districts, county offices of education, and two state agencies to provide additional oversight and assistance to charter schools. (13-0057.) (Full Text)

1640. (13-0056)

Charter Schools. Public Records. Open Meetings. Conflicts of Interest. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/07/14 | Failed: 07/18/2014

Thomas A. Willis c/o Karen Getman (510) 346-6200

Requires charter schools and related entities to comply with state laws providing for public records upon request, providing for public access to meetings, and governing financial conflicts of interest. Requires public disclosures before charter school approval of certain contracts over $10,000. Prohibits for-profit operation of charter schools. Restricts charter school investment of public funds to government bonds and federally insured accounts. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Costs to charter schools, of at least several million dollars annually statewide, to undertake additional legal, financial, and disclosure-related work. Minor annual costs to school districts, county offices of education, and two state agencies to provide additional oversight and assistance to charter schools. (13-0056.) (Full Text)

1639. (13-0061)

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 02/06/14 | Failed: 07/18/2014

Sara Behmerwohld c/o Jesse Mainardi (415) 732-7700

Legalizes limited amounts of marijuana, including concentrated cannabis, under state law for personal use, cultivation, possession, transportation, purchase, donation, or consumption by persons 21 years and over. Requires Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to regulate and license commercial marijuana cultivation, transportation, sales, and testing. Imposes 25% tax on nonmedical marijuana retail sales. Allocates revenues to repayment of general fund start-up loan to Department, research, afterschool programs, drug treatment and prevention, local law enforcement/fire, and environmental cleanup. Exempts medical marijuana collectives from licensing and regulatory requirements. Allows local governments to ban/limit number of marijuana businesses. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced costs potentially exceeding $100 million annually to state and local governments related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system, and incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Net additional tax revenues potentially exceeding several hundred million dollars annually related to the production and sale of marijuana, a portion of which is required to be spent on after-school programs, public safety, substance abuse treatment, environmental restoration, and the regulation of commercial marijuana activities. (13-0061.) (Full Text)

1638. (13-0051)

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 01/31/14 | Failed: 07/14/2014

Sara Behmerwohld c/o Jesse Mainardi (415) 732-7700

Legalizes limited amounts of marijuana, including concentrated cannabis, under state law for personal use, cultivation, possession, transportation, purchase, donation, or consumption by persons 21 years and over. Requires Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to regulate and license commercial marijuana cultivation, transportation, sales, and testing. Imposes 25% tax on nonmedical marijuana retail sales. Allocates revenues to repayment of general fund start-up loan to Department, research, afterschool programs, drug treatment and prevention, local law enforcement/fire, and environmental cleanup. Exempts medical marijuana collectives from licensing and regulatory requirements. Allows local governments to ban/limit number of marijuana businesses. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced costs potentially exceeding $100 million annually to state and local governments related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system, and incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Net additional tax revenues potentially exceeding several hundred million dollars annually related to the production and sale of marijuana, a portion of which is required to be spent on after-school programs, public safety, substance abuse treatment, environmental restoration, and the regulation of commercial marijuana activities. (13-0051.) (Full Text)

1636. (13-0053, Amdt. #1NS)

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 01/31/14 | Failed: 07/14/2014

John W. Lee, Bob Bowerman, Dege Coutee, and Dave Hodges john@afpr.us

Legalizes under state law marijuana use, growth, cultivation, possession, transportation, storage, or sale. Creates commission to regulate, and provide business licenses for, marijuana cultivation, sales, processing, transportation, and distribution. Applies general retail sales taxes to marijuana, unless exemptions for medical or dietary uses apply. Permits excise tax on marijuana sales, up to 10% of retail price. Prohibits discrimination against marijuana users or businesses. Requires voter approval to zone beyond set limits. Nullifies other local regulations. Prohibits Legislature from enacting marijuana laws. Exempts medical marijuana collectives from licensing, regulatory, and local zoning requirements. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced costs potentially exceeding $100 million annually to state and local governments related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system, and incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Potential net additional tax revenues of a few hundred million dollars annually related to the production and sale of marijuana, a portion of which is required to be spent on education, health care, public safety, drug abuse education and treatment, and the regulation of commercial marijuana activities. (13-0053.) (Full Text)

1634. (13-0050)

Minimum Wage. Increase. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 01/27/14 | Failed: 07/14/2014

Ron Unz info@ronunz.org

Under existing law, California's minimum wage will increase from $8.00 per hour to $9.00 per hour, effective July 1, 2014. This measure would increase California's minimum wage to $10.00 per hour, effective March 1, 2015, and then to $12.00 per hour, effective March 1, 2016. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increase or decrease in state and local tax revenues of uncertain magnitude, potentially totaling hundreds of millions of dollars per year. Changes in state revenues would affect the amount of required state funding for schools and community colleges. Increase in state and local government costs for service providers and government employees potentially totaling in the high hundreds of millions of dollars per year. Potential increase or decrease of hundreds of millions of dollars in other annual state and county expenditures on health and social services programs, with net savings more likely than net cost increases. (13-0050.) (Full Text)

1637. (13-0052) - Final Random Sample

In-Home Supportive Services. Wages and Mandatory Training. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 01/31/14 | Failed: 07/11/2014

Chris Salm and Malik Bennett c/o Lance Olson (916) 442-2952

For workers providing home care services to the elderly, blind, and disabled pursuant to the state In-Home Supportive Services program, adds an amount to their hourly wage equal to any increase in the state minimum wage. Requires these workers to receive 75 hours of training in subjects such as personal care, disease management, diet, nutrition, physical activities, workplace safety, and consumer and provider roles and rights. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: State costs upwards of $600 million annually associated with the measure's requirements to pay a wage supplement and provide paid training to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers, with costs growing with any future increases in the state-mandated hourly minimum wage. Potential state savings - not likely to exceed the low tens of millions of dollars annually - from reduced public assistance utilization by IHSS providers and a potential reduction in higher-cost publicly funded health care. (13-0052.) (Full Text)

1633. (13-0049)

Electoral Votes. Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 01/21/14 | Failed: 07/03/2014

Hal Nickle makeourvotecount@gmail.com

Changes existing law which awards all of the State's electoral votes to the presidential and vice-presidential winners of the popular vote within California, and instead divides and assigns electoral votes to the candidates according to their share of the popular vote. Requires each presidential elector to live in California. Requires Secretary of State to determine the percentage of the popular vote received by each candidate and certify to each candidate and political party the number of electoral votes won by each candidate. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments. (13-0049.) (Full Text)

1635. (13-0047, Amdt. #2S)

School Funding. Property Tax Revenues. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment.

Summary Date: 01/31/14 | Withdrawn: 06/25/2014

Katherine G. Welch and Jennifer L. Bestor (510) 500-5147

Prohibits state from redirecting or reducing the allocation of local property tax revenues designated for K-12 public schools and community college districts. Requires state to use its general fund instead of these local property tax revenues to compensate cities and counties for their reduced vehicle license fee revenue when the fee is set below 2 percent of vehicle market value. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Net decrease in city and county revenue of about $2.5 billion per year, beginning in 2015-16. Uncertain impact on annual state costs ranging from savings of a few billion dollars to costs of a few billion dollars, beginning in 2015-16. Possible increase in school and community college funding. (13-0047.) (Full Text)

1632. (13-0046)

Transportation Projects. Vehicle License Fee. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Summary Date: 01/13/14 | Failed: 06/25/2014

Will Kempton and James Earp c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752

Increases vehicle license fee by 1% of a vehicle's value, phased in over four years. Exempts commercial vehicles from 1% increase if diesel fuel taxes are raised by three cents per gallon. Requires new fees to be deposited in a special fund. Also redirects certain sources of current state revenue to this special fund. Disburses revenue from the special fund to pay-as-you-go transportation projects, including local streets and roads, state highways, and public transportation. Prohibits use of fund for other purposes. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased state revenues from a new tax on vehicles of $3 billion to $4 billion annually for state and local transportation programs. (13-0046.) (Full Text)

1631. (13-0045)

Transportation Projects. Vehicle License Fee. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Summary Date: 01/13/14 | Failed: 06/25/2014

Will Kempton and James Earp c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752

Increases vehicle license fee by 1% of a vehicle's value, phased in over four years. Exempts commercial vehicles from 1% increase if diesel fuel taxes are raised by three cents per gallon. Requires new fees to be deposited in a special fund. Also redirects certain sources of current state revenue to this special fund. Disburses revenue from the special fund to pay-as-you-go transportation projects, including local streets and roads, state highways, and public transportation. Prohibits use of fund for other purposes. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased state revenues from a new tax on vehicles of $3 billion to $4 billion annually for state and local transportation programs. Reduced state General Fund resources of about $200 million annually for non-transportation programs, with a corresponding increase in funding available for transportation programs. (13-0045.) (Full Text)


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