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State Propositions, or Who Got Weed?
California's slate:

Proposition 51 · $9 Billion Bond for modernizing K-12, charter, vocational schools and community colleges
54% Yes
Proposition 52 · Extends existing fee on hospitals to fund coverage for Medi-Cal, uninsured patients, and children's health
70% Yes
Proposition 53 · Requires statewide voter approval for bonds over $2 billion · 99% reporting
49% Yes · 51% No
Proposition 54 · Stops the legislature from passing any bill unless it's published on the internet for 72 hours
64% Yes
Proposition 55 · Extends income tax on earnings over $250,000 to fund schools and healthcare
62% Yes
Proposition 56 · Increases taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes to increase funding for health care for low-income Californians
63% Yes
Proposition 57 · Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons and allows juvenile court judges to decide whether juveniles will be prosecuted as adults
64% Yes
Proposition 58 · Allows schools to establish non English-only education programs
72% Yes
Proposition 59 · Recommends California propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United decision, which removed some limits for corporate and union campaign spending
52% Yes
Proposition 60 · Requires adult film performers to use condoms when filming, and other health regulations
54% No
Proposition 61 · Prohibits California from buying prescription drugs at a higher price than paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs · 99% reporting
46% Yes · 54% No
Proposition 62 · Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole · 99% reporting
46% Yes · 54% No
Propostion 63 · Requires background checks for purchasing ammunition and prohibits possession of large capacity magazines
63% Yes
Proposition 64 · Legalizes marijuana for use by adults 21 and over
56% Yes
Propositon 65 · Requires plastic bag fees be directed toward specified environmental projects
55% No
Proposition 66 · Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences · 99% reporting
51% Yes · 49% No
Proposition 67 · Bans single-use plastic and paper bags · 99% reporting
52% Yes · 48% No


I'm surprised the death penalty was not repealed, and the opposing proposition 66 looks like it will pass. I'm also surprised about Prop 61, especially with all the anti-pharma sentiment.  Prop 64 legalized it, but it's best feature IMO is this: Authorizes resentencing and destruction of records for prior marijuana convictions.

Prop 63 is weird. In July 2016, California enacted legislation to regulate the sale of ammunition. The legislation requires individuals and businesses to obtain a one-year license from the California Department of Justice to sell ammunition. The legislation also requires sellers to conduct background checks of purchasers with the Department of Justice. Some provisions of the legislation repealed and replaced parts of Proposition 63. (ballotopedia) So, I guess that even though it passed, ammunition buyers aren't going to be required to obtain a 4-year permit to buy ammo. But the prior-ownership exemption to the magazine capacity limit passed in 2000 is gone. It will also be an infraction starting in 2018 to bring ammunition purchased out of state into California without first delivering it to a dealer.  :dunno:

  • ravenscape
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Re: State Propositions, or Who Got Weed?
Reply #1
The death penalty votes are awful.  I hoped the death penalty would be finished this time.

  • SkepticTank
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Re: State Propositions, or Who Got Weed?
Reply #2
No propositions on my ballot.

Looking through my county results, one district had 4 different propositions that had something to do with Water Control Improvement.  All 4 received exactly 2 votes (both yes).  I have not found the wording of any of the propositions, and I don't know where that district is located, but we had some bad flooding back in April. I suspect they're related.

I'm guessing more than 2 people voted in that district, but nobody knew what the fuck the propositions were about so they abstained.

  • borealis
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Re: State Propositions, or Who Got Weed?
Reply #3
The death penalty votes are awful.  I hoped the death penalty would be finished this time.

There's a barbaric streak in America's psyche.

  • Monad
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Reply #4
Proposition 60 · Requires adult film performers to use condoms when filming, and other health regulations
54% No - selfish wankers

Re: State Propositions, or Who Got Weed?
Reply #5
The death penalty votes are awful.  I hoped the death penalty would be finished this time.

There's a barbaric streak in America's psyche.
yes. yes there is.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

Re: State Propositions, or Who Got Weed?
Reply #6
IIRC, with regard to prop 60 most of the performers were against it.
Why do I bother?

  • Monad
Re: State Propositions, or Who Got Weed?
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IIRC, with regard to prop 60 most of the performers were against it.

Only because the industry as a whole is their living. The more independent porn stars tend to suport it.