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A.G. File No. 2023-019 October 17
Use of school, college, and university sex-segregated facilities and student participation in athletic programs and activities based on their gender identity.
The measure repeals existing state law that allows students to participate in sex-segregated K-12 school programs, activities, and facilities consistent with the student’s gender identity; requires participation in any grades 7 to 12, college, and university competitive athletic program or activity designated for female students be based on biological sex, not gender identity; requires use of K-12, college, and university sex-segregated facilities be based on biological sex, not gender identity; and repeals existing state law that allows students to participate in either Girls State or Boys State based on gender identity (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-018 October 17
Parental or legal guardian notification if student requests gender-related accommodations.
The measure requires schools notify parents and legal guardians as soon as practicable if a student under the age of 18 requests to be treated as a gender different from the student’s gender listed in official records (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-017 October 11
Drug and theft crimes.
This measure makes changes to state law regarding certain drug and theft crimes (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-016 October 4
Voting in California.
This measure would establish new identification requirements for voters.
A.G. File No. 2023-015 September 21
Public access to state and local government records (Amendment #1).
This measure increases the amount and types of records eligible to be disclosed to the public.
A.G. File No. 2023-014 September 21
Restrictions on certain oil drilling permits (Amendment #1).
This measure sets various restrictions on oil drilling permits.
A.G. File No. 2023-013 September 7
Research and development involving certain psychedelic substances (Amendment #1).
This measure authorizes the state to sell $5 billion in general obligation bonds to support research, development, training, and education involving the use of psychedelic substances to treat mental health issues.
A.G. File No. 2023-012 September 1
Climate change.
This measure makes various changes to state greenhouse gas reduction policies.
A.G. File No. 2023-011 September 1
Local land use planning and zoning.
This measure would amend the California Constitution to specify that city or county laws related to land use planning and zoning would be a local affair and generally prevail over conflicting state laws.
A.G. File No. 2023-010 August 30
High-quality public schools (Version 2).
This measure amends the California Constitution to establish the right for all school-age children to attend “high-quality” public schools.
A.G. File No. 2023-009 August 30
High-quality public schools (Version 1).
This measure amends the California Constitution to require the state to provide all public school students with high-quality public schools.
A.G. File No. 2023-008 August 22
Renewable energy (Amendment #1).
This measure authorizes agricultural land owners to develop solar photovoltaic arrays and to sell the generated electricity to other properties within a two-mile radius (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2023-007 August 22
The state's initiative, referendum, and recall processes.
This measure would require the Secretary of State to develop a system that allows voters to view initiative, referendum, and recall petitions on a statewide internet website and do either of the following: (1) electronically sign the petition (with necessary identifying information) via that website or (2) download, print, and sign a petition document in the "portable document format" (known as PDF).
A.G. File No. 2023-006 August 22
This measure requires closed landfills to implement aerobic landfill bioreactor system technology for the purpose of reducing methane emissions and provides funding to support educational costs.
A.G. File No. 2023-005 August 4
Property taxes.
This measure amends the State Constitution to expand the special property tax rules for inherited property.