California Ballot Propositions Recommendations

for the Tuesday November 8th, 2016 General Election

Todays date: Friday September 30 2016, 03:15 am
Vote Check

Organizations:

Propositions

(listed approx. liberal to conservative)

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54

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57

58

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Green Party of San Francisco

N

 

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

Y

Peace & Freedom Party

N

Y

N

 

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

Y

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club

Y

Y

N

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Friends Committee on Legislation of Calif.

Y

N

N

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

ACLU of Northern California

 

 

 

 

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

 

Y

 

Y

 

N

 

The California Democratic Party

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Y

Y

Y

 

N

Y

California Labor Federation

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

 

N

Y

California Federation of Teachers

 

 

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Y

Y

 

 

Y

 

League of Women Voters Of California

Y

 

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

N

 

 

Y

Y

 

N

N

Y

California League of Conservation Voters

 

 

N

 

Y

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

Sierra Club of California

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

California Medical Association

 

Y

N

 

Y

Y

 

Y

 

 

N

 

Y

Y

 

 

 

California State Association of Counties

 

 

N

 

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

Y

American Association of University Women

Y

Y

N

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Republican Party

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

 

N

N

N

N

N

Y

Y

N

California Chamber of Commerce

Y

Y

N

Y;

N

 

 

Y

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

 

 

Y

Y

N

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Libertarian Party of California

N

N

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

 

N

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

California Tea Party Groups Coalition

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

 

N

N

 

N

 

N

 

N

 

N

Proposition 51: Bond for School Facilities.
Should the state be able to sell $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of education facilities?
Proposition 52: Private Hospital Fees for Medi-Cal.
Should an existing fee imposed on private hospitals, that helps cover the cost of Medi-Cal, be extended permanently?
Proposition 53: Public Vote on Revenue Bonds.
Should state revenue bonds for state projects of more than $2 billion require statewide voter approval?
Proposition 54: Changes to Legislative Process.
Should any bill before the Legislature have to be posted on the Internet for at least 72 hours before the Legislature may vote on it?
Proposition 55: Extend Tax on High Income.
Should the temporary personal income tax increases, enacted in 2012, on earnings over $250,000 be extended, with revenues allocated to schools and healthcare?
Proposition 56: Tobacco Tax.
Should the state increase the tax on cigarettes by $2 per pack with revenues to be used primarily for healthcare for low-income Californians?
Proposition 57: Parole, Sentencing and Court Procedures.
Should certain state prison inmates convicted of nonviolent felonies be considered for earlier release with credits for rehabilitation and good behavior and should judges, rather than prosecutors, decide whether a juvenile should be prosecuted as an adult?
Proposition 58: English Language Education.
Should public schools be able to more easily choose how to teach English learners, whether in English-only, bilingual or other types of programs?
Proposition 59: Political Spending Advisory Question.
Should voters require their elected officials to use their constitutional authority to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, thereby allowing regulation of corporate spending on election campaigns?
Proposition 60: Condoms in Adult Films.
Should producers of adult films be required to make sure that condoms are used by actors during filming?
Proposition 61: Prescription Drug Costs.
Should state agencies be prohibited from paying more for prescription drugs than the lowest price paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs?
Proposition 62: Repealing the Death Penalty.
Should the death penalty be repealed and replaced with life imprisonment without possibility of parole?
Proposition 63: Gun and Ammunition Sales.
Should the state implement restrictions to the purchase of ammunition and enforce laws prohibiting possession of guns by specified individuals?
Proposition 64: Making Recreational Marijuana Legal.
Should adults be able to legally grow, possess and use marijuana for nonmedical purposes, with certain restrictions?
Proposition 65: Money from Carry-Out bags.
Should mandated carry-out bag fees be diverted to a state fund for environmental projects?
Proposition 66: Death Penalty Court Procedures.
Should the court appeals process for death sentences be changed to shorten the time it takes?
Proposition 67: Plastic Bag Ban.
Should the statewide plastic carry-out bag ban, passed by the legislature, be upheld and allowed to go into effect?

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More organizations were invited to participate but did not reply.
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