Once again, California voters are being asked to consider a variety of complex measures - some placed on the ballot by the State Legislature, others through petition of the voters. It takes 693,230 valid signatures to qualify an initiative constitutional amendment, and 433,269 valid signatures to qualify an initiative statute. A legislative ballot measure needs a two-thirds vote of both houses of the Legislature to qualify for the ballot; the governor's signature is not required.
The sections linked below provide concise summaries of each measure from the California Journal, plus links to information from the State Ballot Pamphlet, such as official arguments from proponents and opponents, analyses from the Legislative Analyst, and the text of each measure. We've also provided links to the home pages for ballot measure campaign committees, and links to other sites with information on the measures. In addition, you'll find news articles from California publications here, as well as campaign finance data from the Secretary of State's office. We will continue to add new ballot measure web sites as we receive them, so be sure to check back with us later.
Seismic Retrofit Bond Act of 1996
Legislative Constitutional Amendment
Property Appraisal. Exception. Grandparent-Grandchild Transfer.
Legislative Initiative Amendments
Prisoners. Joint Venture Program. Unemployment Benefits. Parole.
Punishment. Special Circumstances. Carjacking. Murder of Juror.
Punishment for Murder. Special Circumstances. Drive-By Shootings.
Amendment of the California Wildlife Protection Act of 1990 (Poposition 117). Mountain Lions.
Elections. Open Primary.
Limits on Mobilehome Rent Control. Low-Income Rental Assistance.
No-Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance.
Attorneys' Fees. Shareholder Actions. Class Actions.
Attorneys' Contingent Fees. Limits.
Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 1996
November 1996 Ballot MeasuresCalifornians for Political Reform (campaign finance reform measure).
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