Propositions 11/2022

[CAGOP] = The CA GOP voted on most known Propositions during its 4/23/2022 State Convention.

[InitCom] = The CA GOP Initiatives Committee asks CA GOP Delegates to vote before 8/18 on three new Propositions.  Results in late August.


Last checked 8/12/2022Source: Initiative and Referendum Qualification Status :: California Secretary of State

This list will be revised all Summer while gathering signatures.  Those that fail to gain enough signatures are removed from this list.


Pending Signature Verification

1921. (21-0027a1) - Eliminates Employees’ Ability to File Lawsuits for Monetary Penalties for State Labor-Law Violations. - Increase costs to enforce labor laws that could exceed $100 million per year. Reduction in state penalty revenue used for labor law enforcement in the tens of millions annually.

1933. (21-0039a1) - Allows In-Person and Online Sports Wagering and Other New Types of Gambling.

1935. (21-0042a1) - Yes [CAGOP] Limits Ability of Voters and State and Local Governments To Raise Revenues For Government Services.

Initiatives on 11/2022 Ballot (with Proposition Numbers known so far)

PROP 1 - SCA 10 - No [InitCom] Reproductive freedomProhibits state from denying or interfering with an individual’s fundamental right to an abortion. State Constitutional Amendment.  

PROP 26 - 1886. (19-0029a1) - No [InitCom] Authorizes New Types of Gambling. - Increased state regulatory costs, reaching low tens of millions annually. Some or all of these costs would be offset by the increased revenue or reimbursements to the state. Increased state enforcement costs, below several million annually, related to a new civil enforcement tool for enforcing certain gaming laws.

PROP 27 - 1911. (21-0017a1) - No [InitCom] Allows Online and Mobile Sports Wagering. - Increased state revenues, reaching mid-hundreds of millions annually, from online sports wagering-related taxes, licensing fees, and penalties. Some portion of these revenues reflect a shift from other existing state and local revenues. Increased state regulatory costs, reaching mid-tens of millions annually, that would be fully or partially offset by the increased revenues.

PROP 28 - 1930. (21-0036a1) - Tabled [CAGOP] Neutral [InitCom] Provides Additional Funding for Arts and Music Education in Public Schools. -Increased spending in the range of $800 million to $1 billion annually, beginning in 2023-24, for arts education in schools[CAGOP Convention tabled because as of 4/23 not enough info to be pro or con. The key phrase is "additional funding" and from which budget item.]

PROP 29 - 1907. (21-0013) - No [CAGOP] Requires On-Site Licensed Medical Professional at Kidney Dialysis Clinics and Establishes Other State Requirements. - Increased state and local government costs in low tens of millions annually. 

PROP 30 - 1931. (21-0037a1) - No [CAGOP] Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $2 Million. - Increased annual state tax revenue ranging from $3 billion to $4.5 billion, with additional revenue used to support zero-emission vehicle programs and wildfire-related activities. Potential increased state administrative costs paid from other funding sources ranging from tens of millions to low hundreds of millions annually. Net decrease in state and local transportation revenue of up to several tens of millions annually in the initial years, and growing to up to a few hundreds of millions annually after several years

PROP 31 - 1892. (20-0003) - No [CAGOP] Challenges a 2020 Law Prohibiting Retail Sale of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products. - (Read Ballot carefully - If the Ballot wording says "Affirm", then vote YES to retain the 2020 Law.  If the wording says "Repeal" (which it probably will), then vote NO.)

1916. (21-0022a1) - No [CAGOP] Provides Funding for Pandemic Detection and Prevention by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $5 Million. - Increased state tax revenues range from around $500 million to $1.5 billion annually for the ten-year period. Revenues entirely would support activities related to infectious disease control and pandemic prevention. 

1936. (21-0043a1) - No [CAGOP] Raises Minimum Wage To $18 - Unclear change in annual state and local tax revenues, between a loss of a couple billion and a gain of a few hundred million. Increase in annual state and local government costs likely between half a billion and a few billion.


Seniors: If you are over 65, file with your local school district to waive locally passed property tax for schools (state-wide school taxes cannot be waved).   See your property tax bill to see if your school district offers a local exclusion to seniors.