Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures



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The following is a list of 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 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 2014 Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 41


Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014.

Proposition 42


Public Records. Open Meetings. State Reimbursement to Local Agencies. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

November 2014 Statewide Ballot Measures

SBx7 2. (Chapter 3, 2009), Cogdill.*

Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012.

*SBx7 2 was amended by AB 1265 (Chapter 126, 2010) Caballero. Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012: surface storage projects: submission to voters. AB 1265 was amended by AB 153 (Chapter 226, 2010) Hernandez. Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012: groundwater contamination. AB 153 was amended by AB 1422 (Chapter 74, 2012) Perea. Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012: submission to voters.


ACA 4. (Resolution Chapter 174, 2010), Gatto.*

State finance.

*ACA 4 was moved from the June 2012 Presidential Primary Election to the November 2014 General Election by SB 202 (Chapter 558, 2011) Hancock. Elections: ballot measures.


1541. (11-0070) - Final Full Check Update - 08/23/12

Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 01/03/12 | Qualified: 08/23/12 | Signatures Required: 504,760

Proponent: Jamie Court

Requires health insurance rate changes to be approved by Insurance Commissioner before taking effect. Requires sworn statement by health insurer as to accuracy of information submitted to Insurance Commissioner to justify rate changes. Provides for public notice, disclosure and hearing on health insurance rate changes, and subsequent judicial review. Does not apply to employer large group health plans. Prohibits health, auto and homeowners insurers from determining policy eligibility or rates based on lack of prior coverage or credit history. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased state administrative costs ranging in the low millions to low tens of millions of dollars annually to regulate health insurance rates, funded with revenues collected from filing fees paid by health insurance companies. (11-0070) (Full Text)

1596. (13-0007) - Final Random Sample - 11/20/13

Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts.

Summary Date: 07/19/13 | Qualified: 11/20/13 | Signatures Required: 504,760

Proponent: Cheryl Schmit (916) 663-3207

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 law must then be approved by a majority of voters at the next statewide election to go into effect. The law ratifies two gaming compacts (with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, and the Wiyot Tribe); and it exempts execution of the compacts, certain projects, and intergovernmental agreements from the California Environmental Quality Act. (13-0007) (Full Text)

These suggested deadlines to qualify initiatives for the 2014 Election Cycle are not substitutes for California election laws, regulations, or policy. Other factors, such as amending the initiative measure before circulation or the length of time for circulation, will affect the time it takes to complete the process.

As new initiatives enter circulation, fail, 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.


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