(YES) Prop 30: Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven
years and increases sales tax by ¼ cent for four years. Allocates temporary tax revenues 89%
to K-12 schools and 11% to community colleges. Cannot be used for administrative costs.
Guarantees funding for public safety.
(NO) Prop 38: Increases income tax on those making over $7316. All goes to Early Childhood
Programs and K-12 school district block grants. No funds go to community colleges and could
have the effect of reducing community college funding.
If both propositions get a majority vote, the one with the most votes will take effect.
(NO) Prop 31: Constitutional amendment that establishes a two year state budget cycle.
Prohibits legislature from creating expenditures of more than $25 million unless offsetting
revenues or spending cuts are identified. Permits governor to cut budget unilaterally during
declared fiscal emergencies if legislature fails to act.
(NO) Prop 32: Prohibits unions and corporations from making contributions to any candidate
or candidate controlled committee. Exempts Super PACS, investment firms, hedge funds, real
estate developers, insurance companies, LLCs and LLPs. Prohibits the use of payroll deductions
for political purposes.
(NO) Prop 33: Will allow insurance companies to increase cost of insurance to rivers who have
not maintained continuous coverage.
(YES) Prop 34 Repeals death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty
of murder and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies
retroactively to persons already sentenced to death. Savings would go to law enforcement
agencies for investigation of homicide and rape cases.
(YES) Prop 35 Increases criminal penalties for human trafficking; fines collected to be used for
victim services and law enforcement. Requires person convicted of trafficking to register as sex
(YES) Prop 36: Revises the Three Strikes law to impose life sentence only when a new felony
conviction is serious or violent. It may authorize re-sentencing if the third strike conviction was
not serious or violent.
(YES) Prop 37: Requires labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers
if made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. Prohibits
labeling or advertising such food, or other processed food, as “natural.”
(YES) Prop 39: Requires multistate businesses to calculate their California income tax liability
based on the percentage of their sales in California. Repeals existing law giving multistate
businesses an option to choose a tax liability formula that provides favorable tax treatment
for businesses with property and payroll outside California. Would produce approximately $1
billion in additional annual state revenues and dedicates $550 million annually for five years
from increase in revenue for funding projects that create energy efficiency and clean energy
jobs in California.
(YES) Prop 40: A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, the new State Senate districts’
drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. If the new districts are rejected, the State
Senate district boundary lines will be adjusted by officials supervised by the California Supreme