Prop. 1A would change the size and amount that the state contributes annually to a "Budget Stabilization Fund." It would institute a process to ascertain unanticipated economic downturns in state earnings. These expectations would be based on revenues received over the last ten years. The process would be adjusted to exclude the impact of shorter-term taxes.
Proposition 2 prohibits with certain exceptions the confinement on a farm of pregnant pigs, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens in any manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The law would principally apply to the state's 18 million egg-laying hens. The measure would take effect in 2015.
Proposition 3 would authorize the sale of $980 million in bonds to pay for capital improvement projects at children's hospitals throughout the state. Bond funds could be used for new construction, expansion, remodeling, and renovation of the hospitals as well as equipment and furnishings.
Proposition 4 would amend the state constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated girls until 48 hours after minor's parents or legal guardian has been notified.
Proposition 5 statute would make changes to the state's current parole system as well as expand and alter California's existing drug programs for criminals. Proposition 5 would replace the existing drug programs with new diversion programs that would allow more offenders to receive treatment instead of incarceration. It would also make changes to the state's current parole system such as introducing new parole terms, creation of new parole violation rules, and requirements to provide treatment programs for paroled offenders both before and after they leave prison.
Proposition 6 would introduce new law enforcement programs as well as mandate that specific existing crime programs stay at current funding levels unless increased in the future.
The proposition would require California utilities to obtain half of their power from renewable resources by 2025. It would also required utilities to increase their purchase of electricity generated from renewable resources by 2% annually to meet requirements of 40% in 2020 and 50% in 2025. It would assess penalties upon all utilities that fail to meet renewable resource targets, and prohibit these utilities from passing on these penalties to consumers.
Proposition 8 would create a new amendment to the California Constitution saying, "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
Proposition 9 would amend the state constitution to change several victims' rights laws in California. If passed, victims and their families would be notified during all aspects of the justice process, including bail, sentencing and parole. It would also require authorities to take a victims' safety into consideration when assigning bail or conducting a parole review.
Proposition 10 would authorize the state to sell $5 billion in general obligation bonds for renewable energy, air emissions reduction, and alternative fuel programs.
Proposition 11 would transfer authority to redraw Assembly, Senate, and Board of Equalization district boundaries from the legislature to a 14-person citizens' redistricting commission, beginning with the 2010 Census.
Proposition 12 would authorize the state to sell $900 million in general obligation bonds for the Cal-Vet program. This program provides California veterans with home loans that are often below market interest rates with little or no down payment.