NOVEMBER 2 BALLOT PROPOSITION MEASURES
By: Josh Richman, Contra Costa Times, 6/28/2010
Via Secretary of State Debra Bowen
PROPOSITION 19: Legalize recreational marijuana use. NO
PROPOSITION 20: Adds Congressional reapportionment to the authority of the citizens
redistricting commission created by Prop. 11 of 2008
PROPOSITION 21: Establish $18 annual vehicle license surcharge to help find state parks
and wildlife programs, with free admission to state parks for all surcharged vehicles.
PROPOSITION 22: Bars state government from taking, borrowing, shifting or restricting
use of tax revenues dedicated by law to fund local government, community redevelopment or transportation projects.
PROPOSITION 23: Rolls back AB 32, the states landmark greenhouse gas emissions law,
until the state's unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent or less for four consecutive quarters YES
PROPOSITION 24: Repeals recently enacted corporate tax breaks letting businesses
carry back losses, share tax credits and use a sales-based income calculation to lower taxable income.
PROPOSITION 25: Reduces legislative vote requirement to pass a budget from two-thirds
to a simple majority. NO
PROPOSITION 26: Increases legislative vote requirement to impose state levies and charges
from a simple majority to two-thirds. YES
PROPOSITION 27: Eliminates citizens redistricting commission created by Prop. 11 of
2008, putting all reapportionment authority back in the Legislatures hands.