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2020 CA Ballot Information

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The following ballot information has been gathered through the California Secretary of State and Ballotpedia. Information will be regularly updated as it comes in. Check back daily for up to date information or review your mail-in ballot prior to the November 3, 2020 election. We encourage you to do your own research on each measure and to register to vote as soon as possible. 

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California Ballot Measures

2020 General Election
Proposition Number A YES vote means A No vote means
(14) Authorizes Bonds Continuing Stem Cell Research The state could sell $5.5 billion in general obligation bonds primarily for stem cell research and the development of new medical treatments in California. The state could not sell $5.5 billion in general obligation bonds primarily for stem cell research and the development of new medical treatments in California.
(15) Increases funding sources for public schools, community colleges, and local government services by changing tax assessment of commercial and industrial property Property taxes on most commercial properties worth more than $3 million would go up in order to provide new funding to local governments and schools. Property taxes on commercial properties would stay the same. Local governments and schools would not get new funding.
(16) Allows diversity as a factor in public employment, education, and contracting decisions A YES vote on this measure means: State and local entities could consider race, sex, color, ethnicity, and national origin in public education, public employment, and public contracting to the extent allowed under federal and state law. A NO vote on this measure means: The current ban on the consideration of race, sex, color, ethnicity, and national origin in public education, public employment, and public contracting would remain in effect.
(17) Restores right to vote after completion of prison term People on state parole who are U.S. citizens, residents of California, and at least 18 years of age would be able to vote, if they register to vote. People on state parole would continue to be unable to vote in California.
(18) Amends California Constitution to permit 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections if they will turn 18 by the next general election and be otherwise eligible to vote Eligible 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old by the time of the next general election may vote in the primary election and any special elections preceding the general election. No one younger than 18 years of age may vote in any election.
(19) Changes certain property tax rules All homeowners who are over 55 (or who meet other qualifications) would be eligible for property tax savings when they move. Only inherited properties used as primary homes or farms would be eligible for property tax savings. Some homeowners who are over 55 (or who meet other qualifications) would continue to be eligible for property tax savings when they move. All inherited properties would continue to be eligible for property tax savings.
(20) Restricts parole for certain offenses currently considered to be non-violent. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated only as misdemeanors People who commit certain theft-related crimes (such as repeat shoplifting) could receive increased penalties (such as longer jail terms). Additional factors would be considered for the state’s process for releasing certain inmates from prison early. Law enforcement would be required to collect DNA samples from adults convicted of certain misdemeanors. Penalties for people who commit certain theft-related crimes would not be increased. There would be no change to the state’s process for releasing certain inmates from prison early. Law enforcement would continue to be required to collect DNA samples from adults only if they are arrested for a felony or required to register as sex offenders or arsonists.
(21) Expands local governments' authority to enact rent control on residential property A YES State law would allow cities and counties to apply more kinds of rent control to more properties than under current law. State law would maintain current limits on rent control laws cities and counties can apply.
(22) Exempts app-based transportation and delivery companies from providing employee benefits to certain drivers App-based rideshare and delivery companies could hire drivers as independent contractors. Drivers could decide when, where, and how much to work but would not get standard benefits and protections that businesses must provide employees. App-based rideshare and delivery companies would have to hire drivers as employees if the courts say that recent state law makes drivers employees. Drivers would have less choice about when, where, and how much to work but would get standard benefits and protections that businesses must provide employees.
(23) Establishes state requirements for kidney dialysis clinics. Requires on-site medical professional Chronic dialysis clinics would be required to have a doctor on-site during all patient treatment hours. Chronic dialysis clinics would not be required to have a doctor on-site during all patient treatment hours.
(24) Amends Consumer Privacy Laws Existing consumer data privacy laws and rights would be expanded. Businesses required to meet privacy requirements would change. A new state agency and the state’s Department of Justice would share responsibility for overseeing and enforcing state consumer privacy laws. Businesses would continue to be required to follow existing consumer data privacy laws. Consumers would continue to have existing data privacy rights. The state’s Department of Justice would continue to oversee and enforce these laws.
(25) Referendum on law that replaced money bail with system on public safety and flight risk No one would pay bail to be released from jail before trial. Instead, people would either be released automatically or based on their assessed risk of committing another crime or not appearing in court if released. No one would be charged fees as a condition of release. Some people would continue to pay bail to be released from jail before trial. Other people could continue to be released without paying bail. Fees may continue to be charged as a condition of release.