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List of California ballot propositions: 2000–2009

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List of California ballot propositions: 2000–2009


March 7, 2000[edit]

  • 1APassed – Gambling on Tribal Lands. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 12Passed – Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000.
  • 13Passed – Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Bond Act.
  • 14Passed – California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000
  • 15Failed – The Hertzberg-Polanco Crime Laboratories Construction Bond Act of 1999.
  • 16Passed – Veterans Homes Bond Act of 2000.
  • 17Passed – Lotteries. Charitable Raffles. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 18Passed – Murder: Special Circumstances. Legislative Initiative Amendment.
  • 19Passed – Murder. BART and CSU Peace Officers. Legislative Initiative Amendment.
  • 20PassedCalifornia State Lottery. Allocation for Instructional Materials. Legislative Initiative Amendment.
  • 21Passed – Juvenile Crime. Initiative Statute.
  • 22Passed – Limit on Marriages. Initiative Statute.
  • 23Failed – 'None of the Above' Ballot Option. Initiative Statute.
  • 24 – Removed from ballot by order of the California Supreme Court. Proposed proposition concerned legislative pay and travel expenses, as well as a financial penalty to be assessed if lawmakers did not pass the annual budget in a timely manner. Deemed to violate the single subject clause of the California Constitution
  • 25Failed – Election Campaigns. Contributions and Spending Limits. Public Financing. Disclosures. Initiative Statute.
  • 26Failed – School Facilities. Local Majority Vote. Bonds, Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 27Failed – Elections. Term Limit Declarations for Congressional Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • 28Failed – Repeal of Proposition 10 Tobacco Surtax. Initiative Statute.
  • 29Passed – 1998 Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum Statute.
  • 30Failed – Insurance Claims Practices. Civil Remedies. Referendum.
  • 31Failed – Insurance Claims Practices. Civil Remedy Amendments. Referendum.

November 7, 2000[edit]

  • 32Passed – Veterans' Bond Act of 2000. A.B. 2305.
  • 33Failed – Legislature. Participation in Public Employees' Retirement System. A.C.A. 12.
  • 34Passed – Campaign Contributions and Spending. Limits. Disclosure. S.B. 1223.
  • 35Passed – Public Works Projects. Use of Private Contractors for Engineering and Architectural Services. Initiative.
  • 36Passed – Drugs. Probation and Treatment Program. Initiative.
  • 37Failed – Fees. Vote Requirements. Taxes. Initiative.
  • 38Failed – School Vouchers. State-Funded Private and Religious Education. Public Schoolfunding. Initiative.
  • 39Passed – School Facilities. 55% Local Vote. Bonds, Taxes. Accountability Requirements. Initiative.

March 5, 2002[edit]

  • 40Passed – The California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002. AB 1602.
  • 41Passed – Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2002. (Shelley-Hertzberg Act). AB 56.
  • 42Passed – Transportation Congestion Improvement Act. Allocation of Existing Motor Vehicle Fuel Sales and Use Tax Revenues for Transportation Purposes Only. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. ACA 4.
  • 43Passed – Right to Have Vote Counted. ACA 9.
  • 44Failed – Chiropractors. Unprofessional Conduct. SB 1988.
  • 45Failed – Legislative Term Limits. Local Voter Petitions. Initiative.

November 5, 2002[edit]

  • 46Passed – Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2002. S.B. 1227.
  • 47Passed – Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002. A.B. 47.
  • 48Passed – Court Consolidation. A.C.A. 15.
  • 49Passed – Before and After School Programs. State Grants. Initiative.
  • 50Passed – Water Quality, Supply and Safe Drinking Water Projects. Coastal Wetlands Purchase and Protection. Bonds. Initiative.
  • 51Failed – Transportation. Distribution of Existing Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax. Initiative.
  • 52Failed – Election Day Voter Registration. Voter Fraud Penalties. Initiative.

October 7, 2003[edit]

  • 53Failed – Funds Dedicated for State and Local Infrastructure. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. A.C.A. 11.
  • 54Failed – Classification by Race, Ethnicity, Color, or National Origin. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

March 2, 2004[edit]

  • 55Passed – Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004.
  • 56Failed – State Budget, Related Taxes, and Reserve. Voting Requirements. Penalties. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 57Passed – The Economic Recovery Bond Act.
  • 58Passed – The California Balanced Budget Act.

November 2, 2004[edit]

  • 1APassed – Protection of Local Government Revenues.
  • 59Passed – Public Records, Open Meetings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 60Passed – Election Rights of Political Parties. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 60APassed – Surplus Property. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 61Passed – Children's Hospital Projects. Grant Program. Bond Act. Initiative Statute.
  • 62Failed – Elections. Primaries. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 63Passed – Mental Health Services Expansion, Funding. Tax on Personal Incomes Above $1 Million. Initiative Statute.
  • 64Passed – Limits on Private Enforcement of Unfair Business Competition Laws. Initiative Statute.
  • 65Failed – Local Government Funds, Revenues. State Mandates. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 66Failed – Limitations on "Three Strikes" Law. Sex Crimes. Punishment. Initiative Statute.
  • 67Failed – Emergency Medical Services. Funding. Telephone Surcharge. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 68Failed – Non-Tribal Commercial Gambling Expansion. Tribal Gaming Compact Amendments. Revenues, Tax Exemptions. Initiative Constitutional Amendments and Statute.
  • 69Passed – DNA Samples. Collection. Database. Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • 70Failed – Tribal Gaming Compacts. Exclusive Gaming Rights. Contributions to State. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 71Passed – Stem Cell Research. Funding. Bonds. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 72Failed – Health Care Coverage Requirements. Referendum.

November 8, 2005[edit]

  • 73Failed – Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Waiting Period and Parental Notification. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 74Failed – Public School Teachers. Waiting Period for Permanent Status. Dismissal. Initiative Statute.
  • 75Failed – Public Employee Union Dues. Required Employee Consent for Political Contributions. Initiative Statute.
  • 76Failed – School Funding. State Spending. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 77Failed – Reapportionment. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 78Failed – Prescription Drugs. Discounts. Initiative Statute.
  • 79Failed – Prescription Drug Discounts. State-Negotiated Rebates. Initiative Statute.
  • 80Failed – Electric Service Providers. Regulation. Initiative Statute.

June 6, 2006[edit]

  • 81Failed – California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2006
  • 82Failed – Public Preschool Education. Tax Increase on Incomes Over $400,000 for Individuals; $800,000 for Couples.

November 7, 2006[edit]

  • 1APassed – Protection of Transportation Funding
  • 1BPassed – Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security
  • 1CPassed – Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006
  • 1DPassed – Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006
  • 1EPassed – Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Act of 2006
  • 83Passed – Comprehensive Registered Sex Offender Laws (popularly known as "Jessica's Law")
  • 84Passed – Bonds for clean water, flood control, state and local park improvements, etc.
  • 85Failed – Parental Notification before Termination of Teen's Pregnancy (second attempt at Proposition 73)
  • 86Failed – Increase on Cigarette Tax
  • 87Failed – Funding for alternative forms of energy
  • 88Failed – Property Parcel Tax to fund for Education
  • 89Failed – Campaign Finance Restrictions, including a corporate tax increase
  • 90Failed – Eminent Domain and Environmental Law Enforcement Restrictions

February 5, 2008[edit]

  • 91Failed – Transportation money. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 92Failed – Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 93Failed – Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 94Passed – Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact (Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians)
  • 95Passed – Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact (Morongo Band of Mission Indians)
  • 96Passed – Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact (Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation)
  • 97Passed – Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians)

June 3, 2008[edit]

  • 98Failed – Eminent Domain. Limits on Government Authority. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • 99Passed – Eminent Domain. Limits on Government Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

November 4, 2008[edit]

  • 1 – State Legislature amended proposition after a number was already designated; amended version became Proposition 1A.
  • 1APassed – California High Speed Rail Bond. S.B. 1856.
  • 2Passed – Treatment of Farm Animals. Statute.
  • 3Passed – Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute.
  • 4Failed – Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. (third attempt at Proposition 73)
  • 5Failed – Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute.
  • 6Failed – Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute.
  • 7Failed – Renewable Energy. Statute.
  • 8Passed – Amends the California Constitution so that "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Initiative Constitutional Amendment.[1]
  • 9Passed – Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 10Failed – Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute.
  • 11Passed – Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • 12Passed – Veterans' Bond Act of 2008. S.B. 1572.

May 19, 2009[edit]

  • 1AFailed – State finance.
  • 1BFailed – Education finance.
  • 1CFailed – California State Lottery.
  • 1DFailed – California Children and Families Act: use of funds: services for children.a
  • 1EFailed – The Mental Health Services Act: Proposition 63 amendments.
  • 1FPassed – State officer salary increases.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Proposition 8 - Title and Summary - Voter Information Guide 2008". Archived from the original on April 30, 2009. Retrieved May 21, 2009.