Propositions on the ballot
Preliminary results for state ballot measures are as follows:
Proposition 1A – Gambling on tribal lands
Nevada County: yes-55.7 percent no-44.3 percent
Statewide: yes-64.6 percent no-35.4 percent
This proposition modifies the existing gambling prohibitions to authorize the governor to negotiate compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes, subject to legislative ratification, for operation of slot machines, lottery games, and banking and percentage card games on Indian lands.
Proposition 12 – Safe Parks/Water/Air
Nevada County: yes-53.12 percent no-44.3 percent
Statewide: yes-63.2 percent no-36.8
This act provides $2,100,000,000 to protect
land around lakes, rivers, and streams and the coast to improve water quality and ensure clean drinking water; to protect forests and plant trees to improve air quality; to preserve open space and farmland threatened by unplanned development; to protect wildlife habitats; and to repair and improve the safety of state and neighborhood parks.
Proposition 13 – Safe Water/Flood Protection
Nevada County: yes-52.05 percent no-47.95 percent
Statewide: yes-64.8 percent no-35.2 percent
This bond act provides for a bond issue of $1,900,000,000 to provide funds for a safe drinking water, water quality, flood protection and water reliability program.
Proposition 14 – Literacy/Libraries
Nevada County: yes-50.06 percent no-49.94 percent
Statewide: yes-59 percent no-41 percent
This act provides for a bond issue of $350 million to provide funds for the construction and renovation of public library facilities in order to expand access to reading and literacy programs in California’s public education system and to expand access to public library services for all residents of California.
Proposition 15 – Crime Labs
Nevada County: yes- 35.02 percent no-64.98 percent
Statewide: yes-46.4 percent no-53.6 percent
This act would have provided for a bond issue of $220 million to provide funds for a program for the construction, renovation, and infrastructure costs associated with the construction of new local forensic laboratories and the remodeling of existing local forensic laboratories.
Proposition 16 – Veterans Homes
Nevada County: yes-59.16 percent no-40.84 percent
Statewide: yes-62.5 percent no-37.5 percent
This proposition allows the state to sell $50 million in general obligation bonds to (1) replace $24 million in currently authorized lease-payment bonds for new veteran’s homes and (2) provide $26 million in additional bonds for new or existing veteran’s homes.
Proposition 17 – Lotteries/Raffles
Nevada County: yes-57.07 percent no-42.93 percent
Statewide: yes-58.6 percent no-41.4 percent
This proposition modifies current constitutional prohibition against private lotteries to permit legislative authorization of raffles conducted by private nonprofit organizations for beneficial and charitable purposes.
Proposition 18 – Murder: Special Circumstances
Nevada County: yes-78.33 percent no-21.67 percent
Statewide: yes-72.4 percent yes no-27.6 percent
This initiative provides special circumstances warranting death penalty or life without parole exist for intentional murders committed in connection with kidnapping or arson or committed by “means of” rather than “while” lying in wait.
Proposition 19 – Murder: BART and CSU Peace Officers
Nevada County: yes-75.64 percent no-24.36 percent
Statewide: yes-73.5 percent no-26.5 percent
This initiative provides second degree murder of peace office employed by BART or State University is punishable by life imprisonment without possibility of parole where aggravating circumstances are present.
Proposition 20 – Lottery/Education Materials
Nevada County: yes-50.60 percent no-49.40 percent
Statewide: yes-53.1 percent no-46.9 percent
This initiative amendment provides one-half of any increase beyond the current amount allocated to public education from state lottery revenues be allocated for purchase of instructional materials.
Proposition 21 – Juvenile Crime
Nevada County: yes-67.29 percent no-32.71 percent
Statewide: yes- 62 percent no-38 percent
This initiative statute increases punishment for gang-related felonies, home-invasion robbery, carjacking, witness intimidation and drive-by shootings; and creates crime of gang recruitment activities.
Proposition 22 – Limit on Marriages
Nevada County: yes-65.25 percent no-62.46 percent
Statewide: yes-61.4 percent no-38.6 percent
This initiative statute adds a provision to the Family Code providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
Proposition 23 – None of the Above
Nevada County: yes-37.54 percent no-62.46 percent
Statewide: yes-36.5 percent no-63.5 percent
This initiative statute would have allowed voters to vote for “none of the above,” but such votes will not be counted in determining who wins election.
Proposition 25 – Campaign Financing
Nevada County: yes-35.07 percent no-64.93 percent
Statewide: yes-35.4 percent no-64.6 percent
This initiative statute would have provided for public financing of candidate and ballot measure campaign costs, disclosure of top contributors and fund-raising time restrictions; established contribution, spending limits; and banned corporate contributions.
Proposition 26 – School Bonds Majority Vote
Nevada County: yes-42.91 percent no-57.09 percent
Statewide: yes-48.8 percent no-51.2 percent
This initiative would have authorized local voter approval by majority vote, not current two-thirds, for school construction and improvement bonds and property taxes in excess of 1 percent to pay bonds.
Proposition 27 – Term Limit Declarations
Nevada County: yes-40.79 percent no-59.21 percent
Statewide: yes-40.7 percent no-59.3 percent
This initiative statute would have permitted congressional candidates to voluntarily sign non-binding declaration of intention to serve no more than three terms in House of Representatives or two terms in the U.S. Senate.Required the placement of information on ballots and state-sponsored voter education materials when authorized by candidates.
Proposition 28 – Repeal Tobacco Surtax
Nevada County: yes-29.7 percent no-70.3 percent
Statewide: yes-28.8 percent no-71.2 percent
This initiative statute would have repealed additional 50-cent per pack tax on cigarettes and equivalent increase in tax on tobacco products enacted by Proposition 10. Would have eliminated funding for Prop. 10 child development and anti-smoking programs.
Proposition 29 – 1998 Indian Gaming
Nevada County: yes-48.46 percent no-51.54 percent
Statewide: yes-53 percent no-47 percent
This referendum statute approves a 1998 law which authorized certain tribal-state gaming compacts, provided procedures for future negotiations with tribes, and designated the governor to negotiate with tribes.
Proposition 30 – Insurance Claims
Nevada County: yes-26.03 percent no-73.97 percent
Statewide: yes-32.4 percent no-67.6 percent
A “no” vote rejects legislation restoring the right to sue another person’s insurer for unfair claims settlement practices following judgment or award against other person; barring lawsuit if insurer agrees to arbitrate original claim against insured party.
Proposition 31 – Insurance Claims Amendments
Nevada County: yes-23.46 percent no-76.54 percent
Statewide: yes-29.7 percent no-70.3 percent
A “no” vote rejects statutory amendments limiting the right of the injured party to sue another’s insurer for unfair claims practices and exempting specified insurers under certain circumstances.
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