Election Results: California Propositions, What Passed & Didn't?

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According to Ballotpedia.org, in California13 statewide ballot propositions were on the ballot for elections in 2020.

Uber, Lyft, and Doordash sponsored a ballot initiative that would define app-based drivers as independent contractors and not employees, as well as enact several labor and wage policies. It was approved.

Californians decided two citizen-initiated measures, the Criminal Sentencing Initiative and Cash Bail Referendum, designed to amend or repeal criminal sentencing and supervision laws passed during the second tenure of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown (2011-2019).

ballot initiative to amend Proposition 13 (1978) was on the ballot. The proposal would tax commercial and industrial properties based on market value, rather than their purchase price plus the lesser of inflation or 2 percent.

After Proposition 10 was defeated in 2018, Californians voted on a modified rent control ballot initiative in 2020.

Here are the results: X = failed, Green = passed.

March 3, 2020:

TypeTitleSubjectDescriptionResult
BIProposition 13BondsIssues $15 billion in bonds for school and college facilities
Defeated

November 3, 2020:

TypeTitleSubjectDescriptionResult
CISSProposition 14BondsIssues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute
 
CICAProposition 15TaxesRequires commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on market value and dedicates revenue
 
LRCAProposition 16Affirmative ActionRepeals Proposition 209 (1996), which says that the state cannot discriminate or grant preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, education, or contracting
Defeated
LRCAProposition 17SuffrageRestores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole
Approved
LRCAProposition 18SuffrageAllows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections
Defeated
LRCAProposition 19TaxesChanges tax assessment transfers and inheritance rules
 
CISSProposition 20Law EnforcementMakes changes to policies related to criminal sentencing charges, prison release, and DNA collection
Defeated
CISSProposition 21HousingExpands local governments' power to use rent control
Defeated
CISSProposition 22BusinessConsiders app-based drivers to be independent contractors and enacts several labor policies related to app-based companies
Approved
CISSProposition 23HealthcareRequires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close
Defeated
CISSProposition 24BusinessExpands the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and creates the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA
Approved
VRProposition 25TrialsReplaces cash bail with risk assessments for suspects awaiting trial
Defeated

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