What’s on the Ballot in 2020 for Californians

A Look at the November 2020 Ballot Propositions

The countdown to November is on and in addition to a heated national election, Californians will decide on a number of propositions. You can read about all of the Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures from the Secretary of State

  1. Proposition 14 – Bond measure to fund the state’s cell research institute. Gives $5.5 billion in general obligation bonds to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
  2. Proposition 15 – Requires that “commercial and industrial real property be taxed based on current market value.” Revenue generated by the bill is said to be allocated to schools and local governments.
  3. Proposition 16 – Repeals Proposition 209 which banned the use of affirmative action.
  4. Proposition 17 – Gives people on parole for a felony conviction the right to vote.
  5. Proposition 18 – Amends the voting age to Allow Californians who are 17 years old to vote in primary and special elections provided they will be 18 years old at the time of the next general election.
  6. Proposition 19 – Amends the rules for tax assessment transfers.
  7. Proposition 20 – Makes changes to the criminal justice system including reforms that were put in place to relieve jail overcrowding. Requires people convicted of certain misdemeanors to submit to DNA testing,
  8. Proposition 21 – Allows “local governments to establish rent control on residential properties over 15 years old.”
  9. Proposition 22 – Sets forth rules regarding how people who drive for rideshare and delivery companies are classified. Gives criteria to determine whether they should be considered “employees” or “independent contractors.”
  10. Proposition 23 – Regulates kidney dialysis clinics.
  11. Proposition 24 – Amends consumer privacy laws to prohibit companies from sharing an individual’s personal information.
  12. Proposition 25 – Referendum on the 2018 law (SB-10) that would have eliminated California’s bail system for a controversial pretrial risk assessment program.

Stay informed by visiting the Secretary of State’s Initiative and Referendum Qualification Status page and by reading more about the fiscal impact of the propositions.


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