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  • Election: June 5, 2018
Proposition 68
June 5, 2018
SB 5 (Chapter 852, Statutes of 2017), De León. California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.

A YES vote on this measure means: The state could sell $4.1 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various natural resources-related programs such as for habitat conservation, parks, and water-related projects.

A NO vote on this measure means: The state could not sell $4.1 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various natural resources-related programs.

See also Overview of State Bond Debt (PDF).

Proposition 69
June 5, 2018
ACA 5 (Resolution Chapter 30, Statutes of 2017), Frazier. Motor vehicle fees and taxes: restriction on expenditures: appropriations limit.

A YES vote on this measure means: The Legislature will be required under the State Constitution to continue to spend revenues from recently enacted fuel taxes and vehicle fees on transportation purposes (such as repairing roads and improving transit).

A NO vote on this measure means: The Legislature in the future could change current law, allowing it to spend a portion of the revenues from recently enacted fuel taxes and vehicle fees on purposes other than transportation.

Proposition 70
June 5, 2018
ACA 1 (Resolution Chapter 105, Statutes of 2017), Mayes. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund.

A YES vote on this measure means: Beginning on January 1, 2024, revenue collected from the sale of state greenhouse gas emission permits would be deposited into a new special fund. These deposits would continue until the effective date of a bill that spends money from that fund, passed with a two-thirds vote of each house of the Legislature. The current state sales tax exemption for manufacturing and certain other equipment would be suspended during the same period that auction revenue is deposited into the special fund.

A NO vote on this measure means: The Legislature could continue to authorize spending state revenue collected from the sale of greenhouse gas emission permits with a majority vote. The current state sales tax exemption for manufacturing and certain other equipment would remain in effect until July 1, 2030.

Proposition 71
June 5, 2018
ACA 17 (Resolution Chapter 190, Statutes of 2017), Mullin. Ballot measures: effective date.

A YES vote on this measure means: Most state ballot measures (also called propositions) would take effect after the statewide vote has been counted and certified—about six weeks after Election Day.

A NO vote on this measure means: Most state ballot measures would continue to take effect the day after Election Day.

Proposition 72
June 5, 2018
SCA 9 (Resolution Chapter 1, Statutes of 2018), Glazer. Property tax: new construction exclusion: Rainwater capture system.

A YES vote on this measure means: Installing a system to collect and store rainwater on a property could not result in a higher property tax bill.

A NO vote on this measure means: Installing a system to collect and store rainwater on a property could result in a higher property tax bill.