November 8, 2016 —California General Election
State of California
Passed 7,516,142 votes yes (55.2%) 6,104,294 votes no (44.8%)
Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of K-12 public school facilities; charter schools and vocational education facilities; and California Community Colleges facilities.
Passed 9,427,714 votes yes (70.1%) 4,026,710 votes no (29.9%)
This proposition is both an Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. It extends indefinitely an existing statute that imposes fees on hospitals to fund Medi-Cal health care services, care for uninsured patients, and children’s health coverage.
Failed 6,508,909 votes yes (49.4%) 6,660,555 votes no (50.6%)
Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion.
Passed 8,607,266 votes yes (65.4%) 4,559,903 votes no (34.6%)
This proposition prohibits the Legislature from passing any bill unless published on the Internet for 72 hours before a vote; requires the Legislature to record its proceedings and post them on the Internet; and it authorizes the use of recordings.
Passed 8,594,273 votes yes (63.3%) 4,988,329 votes no (36.7%)
Extends by twelve years the temporary personal income tax increases enacted in 2012 on earnings over $250,000, with revenues allocated to K-12 schools, California Community Colleges, and, in certain years, healthcare.
Passed 8,980,448 votes yes (64.4%) 4,957,994 votes no (35.6%)
This proposition increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine.
Passed 8,790,723 votes yes (64.5%) 4,847,354 votes no (35.5%)
This proposition is both an Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. It allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons; authorizes sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, and education; and provides that a juvenile court judge decides whether a juvenile will be prosecuted as adult.
Passed 9,994,454 votes yes (73.5%) 3,598,855 votes no (26.5%)
Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency. Requires school districts to solicit parent/community input in developing language acquisition programs. Requires instruction to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers.
Passed 6,845,943 votes yes (53.2%) 6,027,084 votes no (46.8%)
Asks whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional.
Failed 6,168,388 votes yes (46.3%) 7,146,039 votes no (53.7%)
Requires adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Requires producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations. Requires producers to post condom requirement at film sites.
Failed 6,254,342 votes yes (46.8%) 7,109,642 votes no (53.2%)
Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Exempts managed care programs funded through Medi-Cal.
Failed 6,361,788 votes yes (46.8%) 7,218,625 votes no (53.2%)
Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Increases the portion of life inmates’ wages that may be applied to victim restitution.
Passed 8,663,159 votes yes (63.1%) 5,070,772 votes no (36.9%)
Requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition. Prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. Establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by specified persons. Requires Department of Justice’s participation in federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Passed 7,979,041 votes yes (57.1%) 5,987,020 votes no (42.9%)
Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. Imposes state taxes on sales and cultivation. Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. Allows local regulation and taxation.
Failed 6,222,547 votes yes (46.1%) 7,276,478 votes no (53.9%)
Redirects money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through mandated sale of carryout bags. Requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects.
Passed 6,626,159 votes yes (51.1%) 6,333,731 votes no (48.9%)
Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals. Exempts prison officials from existing regulation process for developing execution methods.
Passed 7,228,900 votes yes (53.3%) 6,340,322 votes no (46.7%)
A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, a statute that prohibits grocery and other stores from providing customers single-use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags.