The Legislative Analysts presented the CFRW Executive Committee with their recommendations on the 7 ballot propositions that qualified for the Nov. 2022 ballot.
The Executive Committee members voted to support the recommendations put forth by the Legislative Analysts. Here we present you with CFRW’s recommendations for those propositions.
PROPOSITION 1– State Constitutional Amendment- The Right to Reproductive Freedom Amendment- The California Legislature passed SCA 10, and because it’s an amendment to our state constitution, it requires a vote of the people as well. Prop. 1 amends the constitution by preventing the legislature and future lawmakers from placing reasonable limits on abortions. It prohibits the state from denying or interfering with an individual’s reproductive freedom and includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and the right to choose or refuse contraceptives. * VOTE NO!
PROPOSITION 26 – California Legalized Sports Betting on American Indian Lands – Will legalize sports betting at Indian gaming casinos and racetracks. Would allow sports betting on the results of professional, college or amateur sport and athletic events, with the exception of high school sports and events featuring California college teams. It enacts a 10% tax on profits with revenue distributed to various anti-gambling programs, but mostly the revenue (70%) will go to the state general fund. Supported by several Indian tribes. * VOTE NO!
PROPOSITION 27 – California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Act- This proposes a constitutional amendment to allow an online sports betting platform and an operating agreement with a gaming tribe or a qualified gaming company with a market access agreement with a gaming tribe. The proposed law would create the Division of Online Sports Betting Control within the Dept. of Justice. After deducting regulatory costs, 85 % of the REMAINING revenues would be allocated to California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Account for permanent and interim housing and 15 % of revenues to the Tribal Economic Development Account. * VOTE NO!
PROPOSITION 28 – Art and Music K-12 Education Funding Initiative – Requires a minimum source of annual funding for K-12 public schools, including charter schools, to fund arts education programs. The annual minimum amount would be equal to, at minimum, 1% of the total state and local revenues that local education agencies received under Prop 98. This would be in addition to the amount already required by Prop. 98. So additional monies would come from the general fund. * VOTE NO!
PROPOSITION 29 – Requires On-Site Licensed Medical Professionals at Kidney Dialysis Clinics and Establishes other State Requirements – This sounds good, but is actually a union bill and has appeared on the ballot in the past. The cost of mandating the proposed requirements within the clinic during business hours will significantly increase cost of treatment and could lead to clinics closing. The previous measures were rejected by voters in 2018 and 2020. * VOTE NO!
PROPOSITION 30 – Clean Cars and Clean Air Act- Increases the tax on personal income above $2 million by 1.75% and dedicating the revenue to zero-emission vehicle subsidies, zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, such as electric vehicle charging stations and wildfire suppression and prevention programs. The tax would take effect on 1/1/23. * VOTE NO!
PROPOSITION 31 – Flavored Tobacco Products Ban Referendum – This is an effort by tobacco interests to overturn Senate Bill 793 which was signed into law on 8/28/20 ,which stopped the sale of flavored tobacco products and tobacco product flavor enhancers, with the exceptions for hookah tobacco, loose leaf tobacco and premium cigars. * VOTE YES! (A Yes vote is a vote to keep SB 793).
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