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Ten days after the 2020 election, California has announced the results of all twelve propositions. The propositions can be confusing and keeping track of their results can be even trickier, so we can compiled a list of everything you need to know about the election results.
Proposition 14: Medical Research Bonds: Approved – Authorizes $5.5 billion state bonds for stem cell and other medical research.
Proposition 15: Change Commercial Property Tax: Rejected – Taxes properties based on current market value rather than purchase price and increases property taxes on commercial properties for funding to local governments and schools.
Proposition 16: Allows Diversity as a Factor in Public Employment, Education and Contracting Decisions: Rejected – Repeals a constitutional provision that made it unlawful for California’s state and local governments to discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to people based on race, ethnicity, national origin or sex.
Proposition 17: Parolee Voting Rights: Approved – Restores voting rights upon completion of prison term.
Proposition 18: Primary Voting for 17-Year-Olds Amendment: Rejected – Permits 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primary elections and special elections.
Proposition 19: Changes Certain Property Tax Rules: Approved – Allows homeowners over 55, disabled, or wildfire/disaster victims to transfer primary residence’s tax base to replacement residence, changes taxation of family-property transfers and establishes fire protection services fund.
Proposition 20: Criminal Code Changes: Rejected – Adds crimes to the list of violent felonies with restricted early parole; recategorizes certain types of theft and fraud crimes as chargeable as misdemeanors or felonies and requires DNA collection for certain misdemeanors
Proposition 21: Local Government Rent Control: Rejected – Allows local governments to establish rent control on residential properties over 15 years old.
Proposition 22: Exempts App-Based Transportation and Delivery Companies from Providing Employee Benefits to Certain Drivers: Approved – Classifies app-based drivers as independent contractors and not employees.
Proposition 23: Dialysis Clinic Changes: Rejected – Requires chronic dialysis clinics to have an on-site physician, report data on dialysis-related infections and obtain consent from the state health department before closing a clinic. They may not discriminate against patients based on the source of payment for care.
Proposition 24: Expand Consumer Privacy: Approved – Allows consumers to prevent businesses from sharing personal information, correct inaccurate personal information and limit businesses’ use of sensitive personal information including precise geolocation, race, ethnicity and health information.
Proposition 25: Approve Replacing Cash Bail: Rejected – Upholds legislation replacing cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects awaiting trials.