California State Proposition results

California State Proposition results

With all 24,491 precincts reporting, the results of the state's ballot initiatives are known. Although some formalities remain before the results are finalized, the results announced Wednesday morning by the Secretary of State are expected to stand.
With all 24,491 precincts reporting, the California Proposition results are as follows:

Prop 30
4,959,206 Yes Votes (53%)
4,241,246 No Votes (46%)
Increases taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years and sales taxes by ¼ cent for four years, to fund schools. Guarantees public safety realignment funding.

Prop 31
3,369,175 Yes Votes (39%)
5,220,193 No Votes (60%)
Establishes two-year state budget. Sets rules for offsetting new expenditures, and Governor budget cuts in fiscal emergencies. Local governments can alter application of laws governing state-funded programs.

3,973,720 Yes Votes (43%)
5,086,590 No Votes (56%)
Prohibits unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Applies same use prohibition to payroll deductions, if any, by corporations or government contractors. Prohibits union and corporate contributions to candidates and their committees. Prohibits government contractor contributions to elected officers or their committees.

Prop 33
4,046,275 Yes Votes (45%)
4,872,423 No Votes (54%)
Changes current law to allow insurance companies to set prices based on whether the driver previously carried auto insurance with any insurance company. Allows proportional discount for drivers with some prior coverage. Allows increased cost for drivers without history of continuous coverage.

Prop 34
4,269,535 Yes Votes (47%)
4,776,815 No Votes (52%)
Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Directs $100 million to law enforcement agencies for investigations of homicide and rape cases.

Prop 35
7,309,737 Yes Votes (81%)
1,698,939 No Votes (18%)
Increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. Requires convicted human traffickers to register as sex offenders. Requires registered sex offenders to disclose Internet activities and identities.

Prop 36
6,181,771 Yes Votes (68%)
2,826,624 No Votes (31%)
Revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent. May authorize re-sentencing if third strike conviction was not serious or violent.

Prop 37
4,277,985 Yes Votes (46%)
4,835,045 No Votes (53%)
Requires labeling of food sold to consumers made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. Prohibits marketing such food, or other processed food, as "natural." Provides exemptions.

Prop 38
2,489,028 Yes Votes (27%)
6,495,745 No Votes (72%)
Increases taxes on earnings using sliding scale, for twelve years. Revenues go to K–12 schools and early childhood programs, and for four years to repaying state debt.

Prop 39
5,295,968 Yes Votes (60%)
3,522,579 No Votes (39%)
Requires multistate businesses to pay income taxes based on percentage of their sales in California. Dedicates revenues for five years to clean/efficient energy projects.

Prop 40
6,068,518 Yes Votes (71%)
2,427,514 No Votes (28%)
A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, new State Senate districts drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. If rejected, districts will be adjusted by officials supervised by the California Supreme Court.

For more information on the California Propositions, please visit the California Voter Guide website at
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