Initiatives and Referenda Withdrawn or Failed to Qualify

This page contains a list of proposed initiative and referendum measures that during the last 60 days have been withdrawn by proponents or have failed to gather the required number of signatures during the circulation period. 


1794. (16-0010)
Referendum to Overturn Law Requiring Serial Numbers on Personally Manufactured or Assembled Firearms.
Summary Date: 08/08/16 | Failed: 11/02/16 | Final Raw Count - 11/02/2016 (PDF)
Arthur Aguilar

If signed by the required number of registered voters and timely filed with the Secretary of State, this petition will place on the statewide ballot a challenge to a state law previously approved by the Legislature and the Governor. The challenged law must then be approved by a majority of voters at the next statewide election to go into effect. The law would require persons who make their own firearms to undergo a Department of Justice background check and to place a serial number on all such firearms. (16-0010.) (Full Text)

1787. (16-0003A1)
Child Custody Determinations. Jury Trial. Initiative Statute.
Summary Date: 06/16/16 | Failed: 12/28/16 | Final Raw Count - 12/28/2016 (PDF)

Wylmina Hettinga (805) 235-1699

Gives parties to matters involving child custody 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. (16-0003.) (Full Text