11 proposals will crowd state ballots

In addition to the long list of contests for state and local offices, plus county and city ballot measures, Californians also will be asked to vote on 11 state propositions and bond measures on a wide range of issues.

One proposal, known as Proposition 9, to divide California into three separate states, was knocked off the ballot in July by the California Supreme Court.

Here are the details:

Housing Bond, Proposition 1

Authorizes the state to issue $4 billion in bonds for the construction of low-income housing.

Homeless Bond, Proposition 2

In 2016, the legislature approved a $2 billion bond to fund new housing for homeless Californians, using money from a tax on millionaires.

Water Bond, Proposition 3

New bonds authorize an additional $8.9 billion for drinking and waste water treatment, groundwater sustainability and conservation programs.

Children’s Hospital Bond, Proposition 4

This measure would allow the state to issue $1.5 billion in bonds to fund improvements at the state’s 13 children’s hospitals, as well as other hospitals that serve children in California.

Expand Proposition 13, Proposition 5

Prop. 13, approved in 1978, rolled back property taxes and placed a cap on annual property tax increases until a property was sold. This measure, backed by the California Association of Realtors, would allow some homeowners to take their existing tax savings with them to the new property they buy.

Gas Tax Repeal, Proposition 6

New legislation increased California’s gas tax and vehicle fees to fund transportation improvements. Republicans launched an effort to place a repeal of the tax on the ballot.

Year-round Daylight Saving Time, Proposition 7

If the measure passes, California could have year-round Daylight Savings Time.

Dialysis Regulations Proposition 8

This measure that would cap the profits of companies providing dialysis, or blood filtering, for patients with kidney failure.

Rent Control, Proposition 10

This measure would free California cities to expand rent control.

On-Call Breaks for Paramedics and EMTs, Proposition 11

This measure requires private-sector EMT workers and paramedics to remain on-call throughout their work day.

Farm Animal Confinement, Proposition 12

The proposition would ban the sale of meat and eggs from veal, breeding-pigs and egg-laying hens unless the animal’s enclosures met specific square-footage requirements.

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