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By the numbers: The Nov. 2 ballot propositions

Here are the ballot propositions on the Nov. 2 ballot. The official description of the measures, including the text of each proposition, is available here. On Tuesday, the backers of Proposition 18, the $11.1 billion water bond, decided to postpone the measure until 2012. 

Proposition 19:  Legalizes personal marijuana use, and allows it to be taxed and regulated.

Proposition 20:  Expands authority of independent redistricting commission (created by Proposition 11 in 2008) to include drawing the boundaries of congressional districts. Currently, those districts are drawn by the Legislature.

Proposition 21:  Creates an annual $18 vehicle license surcharge to pay for state parks. In return, those who pay the fee would have unrestricted day-use at state parks.

Proposition 22:  Prohibits the state from tapping funds that have been dedicated by law to pay for local transportation projects and other local purposes.

Proposition 23:  Blocks AB 32, the state’s landmark law curbing climate-changing carbon emissions, until the state’s jobless rate drops to 5.5 percent or less for four consecutive quarters.

Proposition 24: Eliminates a series of corporate tax breaks that the Legislature and governor agreed upon during the last budget fight, including carrying back net orperating losses, shared tax credits and the use of a sale-based income calculation to determine tax liability.

Proposition 25:  Allows state budgets to be approved by the Legislature with a simple majority vote, rather than by the two-thirds requirement that has been in place since the Great Depression.

Proposition 26:  Redefines “fees” as “taxes,” which means fees would require a two-thirds vote for passage.

Proposition 27:  Abolishes the independent redistricting commission established by voters through Proposition 11 of 2008, and returns authority over all redistricting – state Senate, Assembly, Board of Equalization and Congress — to the Legislature.


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