Revised 9/23/2022 - Source (last checked 8/19/2022): Initiative and Referendum Qualification Status :: California Secretary of State
- [CAGOP] = The CA GOP voted on most known Propositions during its 4/23/2022 State Convention and in July 2022 voted on three new Propositions.
- [ACGOP] = The Alameda County Republican Central Committee voted on 8/17/2022 and 9/21/2022
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Propositions on 11/2022 Ballot
The California Democratic Party recommends a YES on all Props except was Neutral on one gaming Prop.
Both the Alameda County Republican Central Committee and California Republican Party recommend a NO on all Props except were Neutral on School Funding Prop.
PROP 1 - SCA 10 - No [ACGOP, CAGOP] Reproductive freedom - Prohibits state from denying or interfering with an individual’s fundamental right to an abortion. State Constitutional Amendment.
PROP 26 - 1886. (19-0029a1) - No [ACGOP, CAGOP] 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 [ACGOP, CAGOP] 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) - Neutral [CAGOP] 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 believes not enough info to be pro or con. The key phrase is "additional funding" and from which budget item.] (9/20/2022: K-12 Education funding as result of Prop 98 is currently 38.3% of entire General Fund (GF) plus additional funding from local property tax (Bonds etc.). There are almost 6 million students. In 2022, the budget was 78 billion dollars from the General Fund and $50 billion from other funds. The GF Budget for 2023 is now $110 Billion dollars, an increase of $38 Billion dollars (in GF and other funds) over 2022's budget ... due to the Prop98 rules. The present Prop seeks yet another fixed 1% of the GF, yielding almost 40% of the entire GF. The 1% sounds like such a small number, but it bloats the already huge chunk (38.3%) of GF revenues. - Data from 2022-2023 California State Budget)
PROP 29 - 1907. (21-0013) - No [ACGOP, 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 [ACGOP, 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 [ACGOP,CAGOP] Referendum on 2020 Law Prohibiting Retail Sale of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products. - This is a puzzling prop, but the CAGOP requests a NO vote (to kill the 2020 law) because:
- Prohibition never works (Marijuana, Alcohol, etc.) ... it just creates more users. Education works better.
- Unlike the vaping epidemic among youth in the 1980's, less than 2% of youth today are vaping today.
- Youth are still prohibited from tobacco until majority. This Prop does not solve illegal under-age access.
- The 2020 Law blocks adults from menthol-flavored cigarettes and quit-smoking flavored products
Initiatives With Sufficient Signatures but not on November Ballot
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.
Pending Signature Verification and not on Ballot
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.