Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures

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The following is a list of statewide measures that have qualified for the ballot. For those measures that are currently attempting to qualify, see the Initiative and Referendum Qualification Status page.

For initiative measures that are eligible for the ballot, see the Eligible Statewide Initiative Measures page. An eligible initiative measure is one in which the required number of signatures have been submitted to and verified by the county elections officials. Eligible initiative measures will become qualified for the ballot on the 131st day prior to the next Statewide General Election unless withdrawn by the proponents prior to its qualification by the Secretary of State.

For information on the campaign committees that have organized to support or oppose propositions and ballot measures on the statewide ballot, see the Propositions and Ballot Measures Campaign Finance Activity page.

 

June 7, 2016, Statewide Ballot Measures

 

Proposition 50

Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

SCA 17. (Chapter 127, 2014), Steinberg.

Members of the Legislature: suspension.(PDF)

 

November 8, 2016, Statewide Ballot Measures

 

1660. (14-0011) - Final Random Sample Update - 02/24/15 (PDF)

Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags.

Qualified: 02/24/15

Doyle L. Johnson c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752

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 prohibits grocery and certain other retail stores from providing single-use bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. (14-0011.) (Full Text)

 

SB 1174 (Chapter 753, Statutes of 2014), Lara. English language education (PDF).

 

1613. (13-0022) - Final Full Check Update - 08/01/14 (PDF)

State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment.

Qualified: 08/01/14

Thomas W. Hiltachk (916) 442-7757

Increases required vote to two-thirds for the Legislature to amend a certain existing law that imposes fees on hospitals (for purpose of obtaining federal Medi-Cal matching funds) and that directs those fees and federal matching funds to hospital-provided Medi-Cal health care services, to uncompensated care provided by hospitals to uninsured patients, and to children's health coverage. Eliminates law's ending date. Declares that law's fee proceeds shall not be considered revenues for purposes of applying state spending limit or determining required education funding. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: State savings from increased revenues that offset state costs for children's health coverage of around $500 million beginning in 2016-17 (half-year savings) to over $1 billion annually by 2019-20, likely growing between 5 percent to 10 percent annually thereafter. Increased revenues to support state and local public hospitals of around $90 million beginning in 2016-17 (half-year) to $250 million annually by 2019-20, likely growing between 5 percent to 10 percent annually thereafter. (13-0022.) (Full Text)

 

As new initiatives enter circulation, fail, become eligible for, or qualify for an election ballot, the Secretary of State's office will issue initiative status updates. The updates can be found on our Initiative and Referendum Qualification Status page or by signing up for updates below.