AP Calls Remaining Unresolved California Propositions
Friday, November 25, 2016
Two weeks after Election Day, the Associated Press has called the final two unresolved California ballot measures.
Voters rejected Proposition 53, which would have required voter approval for any project paid for with $2 billion or more in revenue bonds. It's a victory for Gov. Jerry Brown, who invested his own campaign funds to defeat the initiative backed by a wealthy Delta farmer who opposes a large water project.
Meanwhile, Californians have passed Proposition 66, which seeks to expedite the death penalty process by — among other things — placing time limits on legal appeals. However, the measure still faces a legal challenge filed by opponents of capital punishment two days after the election. A separate initiative that would have abolished the death penalty in California failed.
Here's a measure-by-measure look at the results:
Proposition 51, K-12 And Community College Funding Bond: PASSED
Proposition 52, Private Hospital Fees For Medi-Cal: PASSED
Proposition 53, Voter Approval of Revenue Bonds: FAILED
Proposition 54, Legislation and Proceedings and the Legislature: PASSED
Proposition 55, Tax Extension for Education and Healthcare: PASSED
Proposition 56, Cigarette Tax: PASSED
Proposition 57, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing: PASSED
Proposition 58, English Language Education: PASSED
Proposition 59, Campaign Finance: Voter Instruction: PASSED
Proposition 60, Adult Film Condom Requirements: FAILED
Proposition 61, State Prescription Drug Purchase Standards: FAILED
Proposition 62, Death Penalty Elimination: FAILED
Proposition 63, Firearms and Ammunition Sales: PASSED
Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization: PASSED
Proposition 65, Carry-out Bag Charges: FAILED
Proposition 66, Changes Death Penalty Procedures: PASSED
Proposition 67, Referendum on State Law Banning Single-use Plastic Bags: PASSED (the statewide ban is upheld)
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