July 2, 2020
California Federation of Republican Women
Sue Blair, President
By Gretchen Cox, CFRW Legislative Analyst
2020 Ballot Issue Roundup
With fewer than 130 days before the election, we thought it was a good time to do a roundup of the various propositions that will appear on the November ballot. Please note this list is not final.
While the deadline for signature verification has passed for ballot initiatives, the state legislature could still refer constitutional amendments, and bonds and statutes to the ballot. We will continue to educate and inform you about all of these ballot issues through our CFRW Capitol Updates published weekly on Thursday.
There are the currently 12 items for you to consider on the November 2020 ballot:
- Prop. 14*―Item # 1880-(19-0022A1) BONDS – Authorizes Bonds to continue funding Stem Cell research and other medical research.
- Prop. 15*―1870-(19-008A1) A Constitutional Amendment to Increase Funding For Public Schools, Community Colleges and Local Gov’t. Services – The prop. would change the way commercial and industrial properties are assessed. Increases funding to local governments, public schools and community colleges.
- Prop. 16*―ACA 5 A Constitutional Amendment that would overturn Prop. 209 which was passed in 1996. It would re-instate Affirmative Action. If passed, state colleges and organizations would again be able to use race as a factor in acceptance and hiring decisions.
- Prop. 17―ACA 6 A Constitutional Amendment extending voting rights to felons before their parole is completed.
- Prop. 18―ACA 4 A Constitutional Amendment that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in a primary election if they turn 18 before the general election.
- Prop. 19―ACA 11 The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. A Constitutional Amendment that would change requirements and allowances for transferring property tax base.
- Prop. 20*―Item# 1840-(17-0044, Amdt. #1) Restricts Parole for non-violent offenders. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated as misdemeanors.
- Prop. 21*―Item# 1862-(19-0001) Expands local government’s authority to enact rent control on residential property.
- Prop. 22―Item#1883-(19-0026A1) Changes employment classification rules for app-based transportation and delivery drivers.
- Prop. 23―Item#1882-(19-0025A1) Authorizes State regulation of kidney dialysis clinics. Establishes minimum staffing requirements
- Prop. 24―1879-(19-0021A1) Amends Consumer Privacy laws by expanding provisions of the Calif. Consumer Privacy Act (CPPA) of 2018.
- Prop. 25*―Item#1856-(18-009) Referendum to overturn a 2018 law that replaced the money bail system with a system based on public safety risk.
*Propositions already covered in back issues of CFRW Capitol Updates.
We hope you are enjoying and learning from our weekly CFRW Capitol Updates! It is important you are familiar with all measures because, as we all know, our current Secretary of State gets very creative with Prop. titles, and they do not always reflect the true implications of the measures. You can read more by clicking here or going to www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-measures/qualified -ballot-measures.
Note: This list will likely change as we get closer to the election. The CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee will keep you posted!