This page contains a list of proposed initiative and referendum measures that during the last 60 days have been withdrawn by proponents or have failed to gather the required number of signatures during the circulation period.
Electoral Votes. Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates. Initiative Advisory Question.
Summary Date: 03/03/17 | Failed 09/18/17
Proponent: Rodrigo J. Howard (650) 208-3779
Asks voters whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to cause the President and Vice President of the United States to be elected according to the outcome of the national popular vote. Suggests actions such as proposal and ratification of an amendment to the federal Constitution to eliminate or modify the Electoral College process; approval and adoption of interstate compacts regarding the allocation of state electors; proposal and adoption of other related legislation; and pursuit of related litigation. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: No direct fiscal effect on state and local governments. (16-0012.)
Child Custody Determinations. Jury Trial. Initiative Statute.
Summary Date: 03/10/17 | Failed 09/19/17
Proponent: Wylmina Hettinga, Jaime Lewis, Jaslynn Ball (805) 439-4197
Gives parties in child custody matters the right to demand that a jury, rather than judge, determine who receives the physical and legal custody of the child. Prohibits the judge from rejecting a jury’s child custody decision. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Unknown ongoing net fiscal impact on state courts that would depend significantly on (1) how the measure is interpreted and implemented by the courts and (2) how individuals respond to the ability to demand a jury trial in child custody cases. (17-0001.)
Establishes Constitutional Right to Gender Identity. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Summary Date: 05/03/17 | Failed 11/13/17
Provides constitutional protection against discrimination based on gender identity. Authorizes free exercise of gender identity in a manner consistent with the peace or safety of the state. Prohibits the Legislature from enacting laws establishing a gender identity. States that a person is not incompetent to be a witness or juror because of his or her gender identity. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Unknown fiscal impact on state and local governments—ranging from relatively minor impacts to costs—depending on how the measure is interpreted and implemented. (17-0003.)