Final results on propositions

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PROP 30 Yes 53.9 percent No 46.1 percent

Increases personal income tax on earnings over $250,000 for seven years. It also increases sales taxes by ¼ of a cent for four years.


PROP 31 No 60.8 percent Yes 39.2 percent

Would have established a two-year state budget and given local government greater control over public programs. If passed, certain fiscal responsibilities of the Legislature and Governor would have changed. Local governments would receive funding from the state.


PROP 32 No 56.1 percent Yes 43.9 percent

Unions would have been prohibited from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. If passed, unions and corporations would not have been able not use money deducted from an employee’s paycheck for political purposes.


PROP 33 No 54.6 percent Yes 45.4 percent

Would have allowed insurance companies to set prices based on whether or not the driver previously carried auto insurance with any insurance company. A yes on 33 would have meant insurance companies offering new customers a discount on automobile insurance premiums based on the number of years in the previous five years that the customer was insured.


PROP 34 No 52.8 percent Yes 47.2 percent

Would have repealed the death penalty and replaced it with life in prison with no possibility of parole.


PROP 35 Yes 81.1 percent No 18.9 percent

Stricter penalties for convicted sex and labor traffickers will be implemented; including expanding the definition of human trafficking, related fines increased and prison sentences longer.


PROP 36 Yes 68.6 percent No 31.4 percent

Revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent.


PROP 37 No 53.1 percent Yes 46.9 percent

Would have required the labeling of food sold that is made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways.


PROP 38 No 72.3 percent Yes 27.7 percent

Would have increased taxes for most Californians to help pay for schools and bridge the state’s large education bond debt. State personal income tax rates would increase for 12 years; they would go towards education and to pay state debts.


PROP 39 Yes 60.1 percent No 39.9 percent

Requires multi-state businesses to pay income taxes based on percentage of their sales in California, and dedicates five years worth of revenues to clean, efficient energy projects.  Multi-state businesses would no longer be able to choose the method for determining their state taxable income that is most advantageous for them.


PROP 40 Yes 71.4 percent No 28.6 percent

A referendum on California’s newly redrawn state Senate districts, but the original proponents are no longer seeking to reject them. The maps drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission will remain the same.