CFRW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSITIONS!
NO on Proposition 14 (Bonds) More debt to fund stem cell research – Issues $5.5 billion
in bonds for state stem cell research institute. Initiative Statute.
NO on Proposition 15 (Taxes) Split Roll. commercial and industrial properties to be taxed
based on market value despite opposition from county assessors who say it cannot be
implemented. Initiative Constitutional Amendment
NO on Proposition 16 (Affirmative Action) Reintroduces racial discrimination. – Repeals
Proposition 209 (1996), which prohibited the state from considering race, sex, color, ethnicity, or
national origin in public employment, education, or contracting. ACA 5, Resolution Chapter 23, Statutes of 2020.
NO on Proposition 17 (Suffrage) Parolee Voting – Gives the right to vote to people
convicted of felonies who are on parole. ACA 6, Resolution Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020.
NO on Proposition 18 (Suffrage) Lower voting age – Allows 17-year-olds who will be
18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections. .
NO on Proposition 19 (Taxes) Property Tax Portability and Transfers – Allows for broader
portability of Proposition 13 tax benefits but increases property assessments on certain property
following intergenerational transfers where beneficiaries do not reside on the property.
YES on Proposition 20 (Law Enforcement) Keep California Safe Act – Reverses excesses of Propositions 47 and 57 which have resulted in an increase in certain crimes. Restricts parole for certain offenders. Re-authorizes
felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated as misdemeanors. Initiative Statute.
NO on Proposition 21 (Housing) Expands local governments’ authority to enact rent control
on residential property. Initiative Statute
YES on Proposition 22 (Business) Gig Economy – Considers app-based |drivers to be
independent contractors and enacts industry-specific labor policies including minimum
compensation, health care subsidies and background checks. Initiative Statute.
NO on Proposition 23 (Healthcare) Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics.
Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements – Requires physician on-site at dialysis
clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close. Initiative Statute
NO on Proposition 24 (Business) Establishes new government agency – Expands the
provisions of the recently passed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) andcreates the
California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA. Initiative Statute.
(still looking for the talking points!)
NO on Proposition 25 (Trial) Referendum to overturn a 2018 law that replaced the privately
run cash bail system with a government run risk assessment system for suspects awaiting trial.
Recommend NO to retain the cash bail system. (still looking for the talking points!)