Proposition 1 would authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state multi-family housing infrastructure programs, homeownership programs, farm housing programs, and projects and housing loans for veterans. The state would pay approximately $5.9 billion over 33 years on the principal and the interest.
Proposition 2 would allow the state to carry out No Place Like Home, legislation enacted in 2016 to build and rehabilitate housing for those with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Proposition 63, an initiative passed in 2004, created the tax whose revenues would be used to fund No Place Like Home. As the tax revenue was created by a ballot initiative, state law requires a vote by the public on its uses.
Proposition 3 authorizes the state to sell $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds for watershed land preservation and restoration, water supply treatment, fish and wildlife habitat preservation and restoration, water facility upgrades, groundwater treatment, and flood protection. The state would pay off $17.3 billion over 40 years.
Proposition 4 authorizes $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds for California’s 13 children’s hospitals and other hospitals that treat children under the California Children’s Services Program. Bond revenue would be used for renovation, remodeling, expanding, and finance of hospital facilities. The state would pay off $2.9 billion over 35 years.
Proposition 5 amends the California Constitution to expand guidelines for property tax savings for eligible homeowners when they buy a home in addition to their primary home. The measure would allow homeowners to transfer the taxable value of their homes to other, more expensive homes anywhere in the state. It would reduce taxes for newly-purchased homes that are less expensive, and it would remove limits on the number of times homeowners can use these guidelines.
Proposition 6 would amend the State Constitution to require the Legislature to gain voter approval for new or increased vehicle and fuel taxes. Taxes on gasoline and diesel vehicle license fees, and transportation improvement fees are covered under the measure. Proposition 6 would also remove fuel and vehicle taxes that the Legislature has passed after January 1, 2017 including those instituted under SB1, with was passed in April, 2017.
Proposition 7 permits the Legislature to change daylight savings time with a two-thirds vote as long as it is permitted under federal law. Currently, California has a saving time period from early March to early November. A change to a year-around time period could affect state energy consumption and the amount of sleep some of the population gets.
Proposition 8 would require dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients or patients' when the clinic exceeds a revenue cap of 115 percent on service and improvement costs. Specifically, costs in staff salaries, facilities maintenance, supplies and medication, and adminsitrative systems. Clinics would also have to pay interest on refund amounts. The proposition would require clinics to submit annual reports detailing treatment numbers, costs, and refunds paid.
Proposition 10 would repeals Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which limits local rent control laws. Under the measure, cities and counties can regulate rents for all housing and limit rent increases a landlord may impose when a new renter moves in. Local rent control laws would not be affected. The measure would also measure requires that rent control laws permit landlords a fair rate of return.
Proposition 11 would alter state laws that affect private paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. Under the measure, EMT’s and paramedics would be required to be on call during their entire shift including breaks. Ambulance companies would also be required to offer EMTs and paramedics mental health services and education on disasters, workplace shootings, and violence prevention. The measure would not apply to EMTs and paramedics who are paid with public funds.
Proposition 12 would ban meat and eggs sales from calve, pigs, or hens raised in pens smaller than a spcified number of feet. Specifically, hens could not be raised in pens with less than 1 foot of floor space. Pigs could not be raised in pens with less than 24 feet of floor space. And calves could not be raised in pens smaller than 43 feet of floor space. The size restructions would go into effect in two 2020 with further restrictions in 2022.