2018 California Ballot Propositions

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2018 California Statewide Ballot Propositions

Proposition 1

Housing Programs and Veterans’ Loans Bond

A YES vote would authorize $4B in general obligation bonds. $1B is allocated for the CalVet Home Loan Program and $3B is allocated to several housing-related programs, loans, grants, and projects.
A NO vote would oppose the authorization of $4B in general obligation bonds.
Read more about Proposition 1 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 2

Use Millionaire’s Tax Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Housing Bonds Measure

A YES vote would authorize $2B in revenue bonds funded from the 1% income tax passed by Prop 63 (2004) to be spent on homelessness prevention housing for persons in need of mental health services.
A NO vote would oppose the authorization of $2B in revenue bonds and continue using the Prop 63 income taxes for mental health services and programs.
Read more about Proposition 2 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 3

California Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Bond Initiative

A YES vote would authorize $8.887B in general obligation bonds for water infrastructure, groundwater supplies and storage, surface water storage and dam repairs, watershed and fisheries improvements, and habitat protection and restoration
A NO vote would oppose the authorization of $8.887B in bonds. The last water bond was approved by Prop 1 in 2014 for $7.12B.
Read more about Proposition 3 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 4

Children’s Hospital Bonds Initiative

A YES vote would authorize $1.5B in bonds for the construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of children’s hospitals in California.
A NO vote would oppose the authorization of $1.5B in general obligation bonds. The last bond for children’s hospitals was $980M from Prop 3 in 2008.
Read more about Proposition 4 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 5

Property Tax Transfer Initiative

A YES vote would amend Prop 13 (1978) to allow homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments from their prior home to their new home, no matter the value of the new home or the number of times the buyer has moved.
A NO vote would oppose amending Prop 13 and keep the current law where tax assessments are only transfer if the new home is equal to or lesser in value and only once in their lifetime.
Read more about Proposition 5 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 6

Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative

A YES vote would repeal fuel tax increases and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017 and also require voter approval to impose or extend fuel taxes or vehicle fees in the future.
A NO vote would oppose this initiative. Fuel tax increases from 2017 would remain in place, and the legislature can continue to impose or extend fuel taxes and vehicle fees with a two-thirds majority vote without voter approval.
Read more about Proposition 6 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 7

Permanent Daylight Saving Time Measure

A YES vote would the California legislature to establish year-round Daylight Savings Time (DST) with a two-thirds majority vote if federal law is changed to allow for permanent DST.
A NO vote would oppose allowing the legislature to establish year-round DST. Currently, states can either adopt DST between March and November or year-round standard time.
Read more about Proposition 7 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 8

Limits on Dialysis Clinics’ Revenue and Required Refunds Initiative

A YES vote would require dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients or patients’ payers for revenue above 115 percent of the the costs of direct patient care and healthcare improvements.
A NO vote would oppose requiring dialysis clinics to issue refunds for revenue above 115 percent.
Read more about Proposition 8 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 9

Three States Initiative

Proposition 9 has been removed from the ballot in November.
Read more about Proposition 9 at Ballotpedia


Proposition 10

Local Rent Control Initiative

A YES vote would allow local governments to adopt rent control, repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
A NO vote would oppose the initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which prohibits local governments from enacting rent control on certain buildings.


Proposition 11

Ambulance Employees Paid On-Call Breaks, Training, and Mental Health Services Initiative

A YES vote would allow ambulance providers to require workers to remain on-call during breaks paid at their regular rate and require additional training and mental health services for EMTs and paramedics.
A NO vote would oppose allowing ambulance providers from requiring workers to remain on-call during breaks, which would lead to providers hiring more workers to comply with new state laws.
Read more about Proposition 11 at Ballotpedia

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Proposition 12

Farm Animal Confinement Initiative

A YES vote supports banning the sale of meat and eggs from calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens confined in areas below a specific number of square feet.
A NO vote would oppose the measure, and the animal conditions would be continued to be defined by Prop 2 from 2008, which prohibits confinement of animals so that they can not move freely.
Read more about Proposition 12 at Ballotpedia

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