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Special Edition CFRW Capitol Update

 November 11, 2020

California Federation of Republican Women
Sue Blair, President

By Gretchen Cox, CFRW Legislative Analyst

California 2020 Ballot Measure Results

Update compiled by Gretchen Cox, CFRW Legislative Analyst.
For more details on each proposition, go to or

Below are uncertified results from the Secretary of State website as of November 9, 2020.
Final certification will be on December 11, 2020.

Sue Blair
CFRW President


Proposition 14 (Bonds)
More debt to fund stem cell research – Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute. Initiative Statute.”YES” leading 51.1% to 48.9%
Proposition 15 (Taxes)
Split Roll.  Requires commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on market value despite opposition from county assessors who say it cannot be implemented. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.”NO” leading 51.7% to 48.3%
Proposition 16 (Affirmative Action)
Reintroduces racial discrimination. – Repeals Proposition 209 (1996), which prohibited the state from considering race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, education, or contracting. ACA 5, Resolution Chapter 23, Statutes of 2020. “NO” leading 56.5% to 43.5%
Proposition 17 (Suffrage)
Parolee Voting – Gives the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole. ACA 6, Resolution Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020. “YES” leading 59.0% to 41.0%
Proposition 18 (Suffrage) Lower voting age – Allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections. ACA 4, Resolution Chapter 30, Statutes of 2020.  “NO” leading 56.4% to 44.6%
Proposition 19 (Taxes)
Property Tax Portability and Transfers – Allows for broader portability of Proposition 13 tax benefits but increases property assessments on certain property following intergenerational transfers where beneficiaries do not reside on the property. ACA 11, Resolution Chapter 31, Statutes of 2020.”YES” leading 51.2% to 48.8%
Proposition 20 (Law Enforcement)
Keep California Safe Act – Reverses excesses of Propositions 47 and 57 which have resulted in an increase in certain crimes.  Restricts parole for certain offenders. Re-authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated as misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. “NO” leading 62.2% to 37.8%
Proposition 21 (Housing)
Expands local governments’ authority to enact rent control on residential property. Initiative Statute.”NO” leading 59.6% to 40.4%
Proposition 22 (Business)
Gig Economy – Considers app-based drivers to be independent contractors and enacts industry-specific labor policies including minimum compensation, health care subsidies and background checks. Initiative Statute.”YES” leading 58.4% to 41.6%
Proposition 23 (Healthcare)
Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements – Requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close. Initiative Statute.”NO” leading 63.6% to 36.4%
Proposition 24 (Business)
Establishes new government agency – Expands the provisions of the recently passed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and creates the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA. Initiative Statute.”YES” leading 56.1% to 43.9%
Proposition 25 (Trials)
Referendum to overturn a 2018 law that replaced the privately run cash bail system with a government run risk assessment system for suspects awaiting trial. Recommend NO to retain the cash bail system. “NO” leading 55.9% to 44.1%

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