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A.G. File No. 2019-021 December 2
Proposed statutory initiative related to consumer privacy.
This measure (1) modifies existing consumer data privacy laws, (2) establishes new consumer privacy rights, (3) changes existing penalties and uses of penalty revenues, and (4) creates a new state agency to monitor compliance and enforcement of the state’s consumer data privacy laws. (Amendment #1) (Version 3)
A.G. File No. 2019-020 November 26
The use of fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and fumigants.
This measure intends to limit the use of fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and fumigants that do not conform with the National Organic Program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture. (Amendment #1)
A.G. File No. 2019-018 November 15
Medical Malpractice Cases
This measure makes changes to several key provisions of the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2019-016 November 12
Proposed statutory initiative related to psilocybin.
This measure would have the following fiscal effects: • Reduced costs, not likely to exceed a few million dollars annually, to state and local governments related to enforcing psilocybin-related offenses; handling the related criminal cases in the court system; and incarcerating and supervising certain psilocybin offenders. • Potential increase in state and local tax revenues, not likely to exceed a couple million dollars annually, related to the production and sale of psilocybin (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2019-013 October 9
Proposed constitutional initiative regarding how Californians vote and the composition of the State Senate.
This measure changes (1) how voters determine who will be elected in state elections and (2) the districts of the State Senate.
A.G. File No. 2019-012 October 8
Constitutional initiative regarding a nonpartisan, unicameral, state Legislature.
This measure amends the State Constitution to change the composition of the Legislature starting in 2022. Specifically, the measure (1) reconstitutes the state’s bicameral Legislature as a nonpartisan “unicameral” body and (2) increases the number of legislators and legislative districts.
A.G. File No. 2019-011 October 8
Proposed statutory initiative related to the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis.
This measure changes state law related to the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis.
A.G. File No. 2019-010 October 8
Proposed statutory initiative related to the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis.
This measure changes state law related to the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis.
A.G. File No. 2019-009 October 8
Proposed statutory initiative related to 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. 2019-008 October 2
Taxation of commercial property.
This measure requires commercial and industrial properties, as well as vacant land not intended for housing, commercial agriculture, or protected open space to be taxed based on their market value, as opposed to their purchase price (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2019-006 September 4
Pretrial release and bail.
This measure amends the State Constitution to provide individual the ability to be released from county jail on bail prior to trial. It also specifies that the Legislature can establish a new pre-arraignment release process, provided that it is consistent with the other provisions of this measure (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2019-005 August 22
General obligation bonds for various natural resources-related programs and projects.
This measure provides $7.9 billion in general obligation bonds for various natural resources-related programs and projects intended to respond to the potential effects of climate change.
A.G. File No. 2019-004 August 22
Property tax assessment.
This measure amends the State Constitution to expand the special rules for eligible homeowners and eliminate the inherited property exclusion.
A.G. File No. 2019-003 August 22
Property tax assessment.
The measure amends the State Constitution to make various changes to the special rules for eligible homeowners and inherited properties, as well as the rules for taxation of properties held by legal entities.
A.G. File No. 2019-002 July 22
Spousal support.
This measure prohibits the state’s trial courts from ordering spousal support payments in contested cases as part of divorce or legal separation proceedings for more than five years.