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A.G. File No. 2023-035 February 6
Social media platforms.
The measure specifies damages for civil cases brought against social media platforms for violations of their duty of care, as defined in state law, and injury to children under 18 years of age (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-034 December 26
Creating a new online university administered by the University of California (UC).
The measure adds a section to the California Constitution that requires the Board of Regents to create a new online university known as the University of California Online (UCO). The measure specifies that UCO is to have its own president, faculty, academic senate, budget, and endowment. The Board of Regents is to appoint the UCO President, who is to have “full power to create, implement, administer, and lead UCO.”
A.G. File No. 2023-032 December 18
Cannabis and certain psychedelic drugs.
This measure makes various changes to state law related to “entheogenic substances”, which the measure defines as including cannabis and specific psychedelic drugs. These changes to state law include legalizing entheogenic substances that are currently illegal for use by people 18 years of age and older. In addition, the measure includes various provisions regulating the distribution of entheogenic substances for medicinal and therapeutic use (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-031 December 18
Sports wagering.
This measure amends the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to enact a bill allowing federally recognized Native American tribes to offer in-person or online sports wagering.
A.G. File No. 2023-030 December 18
This measure authorizes tribal casinos to offer roulette and games played with dice (such as craps), as well as online and in-person sports wagering (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-029 December 12
California Children’s Services (CCS) program.
The measure would add provisions to California law to (1) recognize existing eligibility rules in CCS, (2) require the Department of Health Care Services to provide financial assistance for the cost of specialty care to families with children who have a qualifying disease but do not meet the income requirements for the CCS program, and (3) increase certain payments to CCS providers (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-028 December 6
High-quality public schools.
Requires the state to provide all public school students with high-quality public schools. The measure defines high-quality public schools as “schools that equip [public school students] with the tools necessary to participate fully in our economy, our democracy, and our society.”
A.G. File No. 2023-027 November 14
Schools notifying parents of a student’s gender identity; school, college, and university sex-segregated facilities and athletic programs and activities; and certain gender-affirming medical treatments for individuals under the age of 18 years.
This measure defines biological sex; requires schools notify parents and legal guardians if a student requests to be treated as a gender different from official school records; prohibits transgender female students from participating in athletic programs or activities designated for biological female students; requires sex-segregated facilities on school, college, and university campuses be segregated based on biological sex; eliminates requirement to allow gender nonbinary and transgender students to participate in either girls state or boys state conferences; and prohibits providing certain medical treatments that affirm a different gender than biological sex for youth (Amendment #2).
A.G. File No. 2023-026 November 2
Funding for students attending private schools.
This measure establishes a program that would provide $17,000 in state funding for each K-12 student attending a participating private school. Students could use these funds to pay for private school tuition and purchase educational services from approved vendors. Any funds not used for these purposes could be saved and used for postsecondary education expenses. The program would begin in 2025-26 (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-025 October 27
Homeownership affordability.
This measure prohibits the general public from filing lawsuits alleging noncompliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for housing and related infrastructure, utility, and public service projects and sets a cap on development fees levied by local entities on new housing and state agencies on housing, infrastructure, utility, or public service project (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-024 October 27
Managed care organization tax.
The measure would add provisions to California law permanently establishing an MCO tax (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-023 October 25
Drug crimes.
This measure (1) makes selling certain illegal drugs to someone who dies as a result a serious felony, punishable by up to 12 years in state prison and (2) requires courts to warn people convicted of distributing certain illegal drugs that if, in the future, they distribute any illegal drugs to someone who dies as a result, they could be charged with murder (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-022 October 25
Personal finance education.
This measure requires the completion of a one-semester personal finance course as a requirement for graduating from high school.
A.G. File No. 2023-021 October 19
Medi-Cal Rx program and revenues from federal drug price discounts.
This measure would add a provision in California law to permanently allow the state to implement the Medi-Cal Rx program and enact new requirements on how certain health care providers use their revenues generated from the federal 340B drug price discount program (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-020 October 17
Gender-affirming medical procedures for individuals under the age of 18 years.
This measure would prohibit health care providers from providing patients under the age of 18 certain medical treatments that affirm a gender identity that is different from their biological sex (Amendment #1).