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).
A 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.
Here are the results: X = failed, Green = passed.
March 3, 2020:
|BI||Proposition 13||Bonds||Issues $15 billion in bonds for school and college facilities|
November 3, 2020:
|CISS||Proposition 14||Bonds||Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute|
|CICA||Proposition 15||Taxes||Requires commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on market value and dedicates revenue|
|LRCA||Proposition 16||Affirmative Action||Repeals 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|
|LRCA||Proposition 17||Suffrage||Restores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole|
|LRCA||Proposition 18||Suffrage||Allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections|
|LRCA||Proposition 19||Taxes||Changes tax assessment transfers and inheritance rules|
|CISS||Proposition 20||Law Enforcement||Makes changes to policies related to criminal sentencing charges, prison release, and DNA collection|
|CISS||Proposition 21||Housing||Expands local governments' power to use rent control|
|CISS||Proposition 22||Business||Considers app-based drivers to be independent contractors and enacts several labor policies related to app-based companies|
|CISS||Proposition 23||Healthcare||Requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close|
|CISS||Proposition 24||Business||Expands the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and creates the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA|
|VR||Proposition 25||Trials||Replaces cash bail with risk assessments for suspects awaiting trial|