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A.G. File No. 2017-011 September 8
Property tax assessment.
This measure reduces or eliminates the property tax increase faced by existing California homeowners when buying a new home. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-010 September 5
Authorize $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds for various water-related programs and projects.
This measure provides $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds for various water-related programs and projects. (Amendment No. 1)
A.G. File No. 2017-009 August 31
Parole hearings for youth offenders.
This measure amends state law to expand eligibility for youth offender parole hearings.
A.G. File No. 2017-008 August 22
This measure would prohibit abortion without exception and make the performance or procurement of an abortion a crime under state law.
A.G. File No. 2017-007 August 22
General obligation bonds for natural resources-related programs and projects.
This measure provides $8 billion in general obligation bonds for various water, natural resources, and parks-related programs and projects (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2017-006 July 19
State parole for elderly inmates.
This measure amends statute to establish an elderly parole process.
A.G. File No. 2017-005 July 10
Changes in California’s relationship with the United States of America.
This measure expresses the intent of California voters to seek changes in the state’s relationship with the United States of America.
A.G. File No. 2017-004 June 26
Transportation funding, Amendment #1.
This measure would repeal all fuel and vehicle taxes and fees enacted by Chapter 5 of 2017 (SB 1, Beall) to support transportation programs, as well as most other provisions contained in the legislation.
A.G. File No. 2017-003 April 18
Gender identity
This measure adds the following language to the State Constitution: “Free exercise and enjoyment of gender identity without discrimination or preference are guaranteed. This liberty of conscience does not excuse acts that are licentious or inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State. The Legislature shall make no law respecting an establishment of gender identity. A person is not incompetent to be a witness or juror because of his or her own gender identity.”
A.G. File No. 2017-002 April 13
Legislative districts.
This measure amends the Constitution to (1) subdivide each Assembly and Senate district into a large number of “neighborhood districts” and (2) reduce legislative spending.
A.G. File No. 2017-001 February 23
Child custody hearings.
This measure makes changes to child custody proceedings.
A.G. File No. 2016-012 February 16
A national popular vote in presidential elections.
This measure asks if California’s elected officials should use all of their constitutional authority to require a candidate to receive the national popular vote in order to be elected President.
A.G. File No. 2016-011 January 11
Proposed vote on California becoming an independent country.
This measure proposes a statewide vote on California becoming an independent country (Amendment #1).
A.G. File No. 2016-003 June 2
Child custody. Amendment #1.
This measure allows an individual to demand a jury trial during any child custody proceedings. The measure also specifies that, in a jury trial, (1) individuals are entitled to a jury verdict and (2) the court may not contradict a jury’s verdict on the issue of “the appointment” of legal or physical custody.
A.G. File No. 2016-002 March 22
Online signature gathering for initiative, referendum and recall petitions.
This measure would require the Secretary of State to develop a system that allows voters to sign initiative, referendum, and recall petitions electronically on a statewide internet website.