This page contains a list of proposed initiative and referendum measures that during the last 60 days have been withdrawn by proponents or have failed to gather the required number of signatures during the circulation period. 

 

1893. (20-0002)
ALLOWS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO OVERRIDE STATE LAND-USE AND ZONING LAWS. REQUIRES STATE FUNDING FOR COUNTY HIGHWAYS, HOUSING, AND COURTS. CHANGES WHERE SOME INMATES ARE HOUSED. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY AMENDMENT.

Summary Date: 09/30/20 | Circulation Deadline: 03/29/21 | Signatures Required: 997,139
Failed: 04/12/2021

Proponent(s): Arnold Ruiz, Richard L. Hendrickson

Allows city and county land-use and zoning laws to override conflicting state laws. Requires Legislature to fund county highway construction and maintenance, housing infrastructure, and superior courts, as requested by county governments. Requires adequate superior court staffing to ensure adequate court services. Requires state prisons to house certain felons currently housed in jails if the county sheriff certifies that the county jails have reached maximum capacity. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown, potentially significant increase in state costs because the state would assume financial responsibility over some local government services and/or costs. Unknown net decrease in local government costs associated with city and county costs that would shift to the state and some offsetting new costs. (20-0002.)

1894. (20-0004)
LIMITS STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS’ AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Summary Date: 11/19/20 | Circulation Deadline: 05/18/21 | Signatures Required: 623,212
Failed: 06/01/2021

Proponent(s): Steve Clark

Prohibits state and local officials from issuing enforceable orders, regulations, or ordinances to address public health emergencies (resulting from epidemics, infectious disease outbreaks, and similar conditions), or otherwise taking any actions in response to health emergencies that directly affect the operation of private businesses or public facilities (including beaches and parks), or that limit the exercise of individual liberties. Continues to permit state and local officials to issue public health advisories or public service announcements during public health emergencies. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown, but potentially significant, fiscal effect due to the state and local governments being restricted in responding to public health emergencies. (20-0004.)

1895. (21-0001)
ALLOWS FOR JURY TRIALS IN CHILD-CUSTODY AND DEPENDENT-CHILD DETERMINATIONS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Summary Date: 04/01/21 | Circulation Deadline: 09/28/21 | Signatures Required: 623,212
Failed: 10/11/2021

Proponent(s): Wylmina Hettinga, Stephen D. Konnoff

Gives parties in child-custody matters the right to demand that a jury, rather than a judge, determine who receives legal custody of the child. Prohibits the judge from rejecting a jury’s joint-child-custody decision. Provides that findings in dependent-child proceedings, in which a juvenile may be declared a dependent of the court, can be made by a judge or jury. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: 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 and juvenile dependency jurisdictional hearings. Potential ongoing increase in county costs that could reach the low millions of dollars annually related to juvenile dependency jurisdictional cases—some or all of which could be shifted to the state. (20-0001.)

1896. (21-0002)
EDUCATION. REQUIRES EARTH SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Summary Date: 05/05/21 | Circulation Deadline: 11/01/21 | Signatures Required: 623,212
Withdrawn: 10/13/2021

Proponent(s): Dale McClure

Requires public school students and teachers to receive thirty hours of education, training, and hands-on learning relating to sustainability or the care of the Earth, every two years. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Potential costs to schools up to the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually to hire substitute teachers while teachers receive training and provide trainers for teachers. (21-0002.)