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					Year Month Election Measure Result    Yes%   No%    Short description
1920  Nov     G     Prop 36 Failed    NA     NA     Increases salary of Supreme Court justices from $8000 to $10,000 a year; and for District Court of Appeals justices from
                                                    $7000 to $9000 a year.
1934   Nov    G    Prop 3    Approved 52.0% 48.0%   Declares a Supreme Court or Appeals Court justice may declare candidacy to succeed himself; otherwise Governor shall
                                                    nominate a candidate.
1934   Nov    G    Prop 4    Approved 70.0% 30.0%   Attorney General. Declares Attorney General, state's Chief law officer, shall see all state laws enforced, directly supervised
                                                    district attorneys, sheriffs and other enforcement officers designated by law.
1934   Nov    G    Prop 5    Approved 72.8% 27.2%   Declares in any criminal case, whether defendant testifies or not, court and counsel may comment on his failures to explain or
                                                    deny any evidence against him.
1934   Nov    G    Prop 6    Approved 78.7% 21.3%   Requires defendant charged with felony be immediately taken before magistrate of court, be delivered copy of complaint and
                                                    given time to procure counsel.
1972   June    P   Prop 3    Approved 51.8% 48.2%   Right to assistance of counsel. Amends constitution to give defendants the right to have the assistance of counsel during any
                                                    criminal prosecution. Deletes provision giving defendant the right to defend himself without counsel, and authorizes
                                                    Legislature to require a defendant in a felony case to have the assistance of counsel.
1972   Nov    G    Prop 17   Approved 67.5% 32.5%   Reintroduction of the death penalty.
1972   Nov    G    Prop 19   Failed   33.5% 66.5%   Proposes a law that no person 18 years or older shall be punished criminally or denied any right or privilege because of his
                                                    planting, cultivating, harvesting, drying and processing marijuana.
1978   June   P    Prop 6    Approved 60.8% 39.2%   Sheriffs. Each county is required by state law to have an elected sheriff.
1978   Nov    G    Prop 7    Approved 71.0% 29.0%   Criminal penalty for murder. Changes and expands categories of first-degree murder for which penalities of death or
                                                    confinement without possibility of parole may be imposed.
1982   June    P   Prop 1    Approved 56.1% 43.9%   Bond issue of $495,000,000 to be used for the construction of the state prisons.
1982   June    P   Prop 4    Approved 82.8% 17.2%   Adds provisions to the Constitution prohibiting release of persons on bail when court makes specified findings.
1982   June    P   Prop 8    Approved 56.4% 43.6%   Requires criminals to compensate victims, allows more evidence in trials, allows judges to deny bail, longer sentences for
                                                    repeat offenders, limits insanity defense and plea bargaining.
1982   Nov    G    Prop 15   Failed   37.2% 62.8%   Handgun registration. Requires that all concealable firearms (handguns) be registered by November 2, 1983. Makes
                                                    registration information confidential.
1982   Nov    G    Prop 2    Approved 54.3% 45.7%   Provides for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling and replacement of county jails and the performance of deferred
                                                    maintenance thereon pursuant to a bond issue of $280,000,000.
1984   June    P   Prop 16   Approved 58.8% 41.2%   County jails. Provides for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling and replacement of county jails and the performance of
                                                    deferred maintenance pursuant to a bond issue of $250,000,000.
1984   June    P   Prop 17   Approved 57.8% 42.2%   New prisons. Provides for the construction, renovation, remodeling and deferred maintenance of state correctional facilities
                                                    pursuant to a bond issue of $300,000,000.
1986   June    P   Prop 51   Approved 62.1% 37.9%   Multiple defendants liability for tort damages
1986   June    P   Prop 52   Approved 67.2% 32.8%   County jails. Provides for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling and replacement of county correctional facilities and
                                                    the performance of deferred maintenance pursuant to a bond issue of $495,000,000.
1986   Nov    G    Prop 54   Approved 65.3% 34.7%   New prison construction. Provides for the acquisition and construction of state youth and adult correctional facilities pursuant
                                                    to a bond issue of $500,000,000.
1986   Nov    G    Prop 59   Approved 82.3% 17.7%   Election of District Attorney. Amends the Constitution to require the Legislature provide for an elected district attorney in all
                                                    counties.
1988   June    P   Prop 67   Approved 82.1% 17.9%   Increases the minimum prison term for second-degree murder to 25 years in cases where the murderer knew or should have
                                                    known the victim was a specified peace officer engaged in the performance of duties. Person guilty of second-degree murder
                                                    under such circumstances must serve a minimum of 25 years without reduction.
1988   Nov    G    Prop 80   Approved 61.1% 38.9%   New prison construction. Bond issue of $817,000,000 to provide funds to relieve overcrowding in the state's prisons, county
                                                    jails and Youth Authority facilities through new construction.
1988   Nov    G    Prop 86   Approved 54.8% 45.3%   County correctional facilities. Bond issue of $500,000,000 to provide funds for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling,
                                                    replacement and deferred maintenance of county correctional facilities and county juvenile facilities and to provide funds for
                                                    youth centers and youth shelters.
1988   Nov    G    Prop 89   Approved 55.0% 45.0%   Governor's parole review. Provides that no decision of the parole authority which grants, denies, revokes or suspends the
                                                    parole of a person sentenced to an indeterminate term upon conviction of murder shall become effective for a period of 30
                                                    days. Permits Governor to review the decision during this period
1990   June    P   Prop 115 Approved 57.0% 43.0%    Allows hearsay evidence, limits discretion of judges, allows death penalty for more crimes.Makes numerous significant and
                                                    complex changes in criminal law and judicial procedures.
1990   June    P   Prop 120 Approved 56.0% 44.0% New prison construction. Bond issue of $450,000,000 to provide funds to relieve overcrowding in the state's prisons and the
                                                 Youth Authority facilities through new construction.
1990   Nov     G   Prop 129 Failed   27.7% 72.3% New prison construction bond. Appropriates $1.9 billion for drug enforcement and treatment, raises income taxes, $740
                                                 million bond issue for prisons.
1990   Nov     G   Prop 133 Failed   31.9% 68.1% Increases sales tax to fund drug enforcement and prevention.
1990   Nov     G   Prop 139 Approved 54.0% 46.0% Amends state Constitution to permit state prison and county jail officials to contract with public entities, businesses and
                                                 others, for inmate labor.
1990   Nov     G   Prop 144 Failed   40.4% 59.6% Bond issue of $450,000,000 to provide funds to relieve overcrowding in the state's prisons and the Youth Authority facilities
                                                 through new construction.
1990   Nov     G   Prop 147 Failed   37.3% 62.7% Bond issue of $225,000,000 to provide funds for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling, replacement and deferred
                                                 maintenance of county correctional facilities and county juvenile facilities.
1993   Nov     S   Prop 172 Approved 57.8% 42.2% Provides a dedicated revenue source for public safety purposes. Revenue would be distributed to cities and counties for
                                                 purposes such as police, sheriffs, fire, criminal prosecution and corrections.
1994   June    P   Prop 179 Approved 87.7% 12.3% Provides for a sentence of 20 years to life upon conviction of second-degree murder that is committed by intentionally
                                                 shooting a firearm from a vehicle at another person outside of the vehicle with the intent to inflict great bodily injury.
1994   Nov     G   Prop 184 Approved 71.8% 28.2% Convicted felons with 1 such prior conviction would receive twice the normal sentence for the new offense. Convicted felons
                                                 with 2 or more such prior convictions would receive a life sentence. Three strikes you are out.
1994   Nov     G   Prop 189 Approved 79.4% 20.6% Amends state Constitution to add felony sexual assault to crimes excepted from right to bail. Other exceptions already include
                                                 capital offenses and felonies involving violence or threats of bodily harm to others.
1996   March   P   Prop 194 Approved 73.9% 26.1% Provides that prisoner's employment in a joint venture program while in prison does not entitle the prisoner to unemployment
                                                 benefits upon release from prison.
1996   March   P   Prop 195 Approved 85.8% 14.2% Adds murder during carjacking, murder resulting from carjacking kidnap and intentional murder of juror to the list of special
                                                 circumstances for the death penalty or life imprisonment without possibility of parole for defendants convicted of first-degree
                                                 murder.
1996   March   P   Prop 196 Approved 85.8% 14.2% Adds drive-by shootings to the list of special circumstances for the death penalty or life imprisonment without possibility of
                                                 parole for defendants convicted of first degree murder.
1996   Nov     G   Prop 205 Failed   40.6% 59.4% Bond issue of $700,000,000 to provide funds for the construction, renovation, remodeling and replacement of local juvenile
                                                 and adult correctional facilities.
1996   Nov     G   Prop 213 Approved 76.8% 23.2% Prohibits recovery of damages by convicted felon whose injuries were caused during commission of felony. Denies recovery
                                                 of noneconomic damages to drunk drivers and to uninsured motorists.
1996   Nov     G   Prop 215 Approved 55.6% 44.4% Legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
1998   June    P   Prop 222 Approved 77.1% 22.9% Provides second-degree murder of peace officer on duty is punishable by life in prison without parole where aggravating
                                                 factors are present.
2000   March   P   Prop 15 Failed    46.3% 53.7% Provides for a bond issue of two hundred twenty million dollars ($220,000,000) 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.
2000   March   P   Prop 18 Approved 72.6% 27.4% Amends provisions of penal code defining the special circumstances where first-degree murder is punishable by either death
                                                 or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
2000   March   P   Prop 19 Approved 73.6% 26.4% Existing law provides that the punishment for the murder in the second degree of specified peace officers is life without the
                                                 possibility of parole if the crime occurs while the officer is on duty and aggravating factors are present. This measure specifies
                                                 these enhanced sentence provisions would also apply when the victim is a peace officer employed by the Bay Area Rapid
                                                 Transit District or the California State University System.
2000   March   P   Prop 21 Approved 62.1% 37.9% Increases punishment for gang-related felonies; death penalty for gang-related murder; indeterminate life sentences for home-
                                                 invasion robbery, carjacking, witness intimidation and drive-by shootings.
2000   Nov     G   Prop 36 Approved 60.9% 39.1% Requires drug treatment program and probation rather than incarceration for certain non-violent drug possession offenses
                                                 and similar parole violations not including sale, production or manufacture.
2004   Nov     G   Prop 66 Failed    47.3% 52.7% Weakens Three Strikes Law. Amends "Three Strikes" law to require increased sentences only when current conviction is for
                                                 specified violent and/or serious felony. Redefines violent and serious felonies.
2004   Nov     G   Prop 69 Approved 62.0% 38.0% Requires DNA collection for felons and others. Requires collection of DNA samples from all felons, and from adults and
                                                 juveniles arrested for or charged with specified crimes, and submission to state DNA database;
2006   Nov   G   Prop 83   Approved 70.5% 29.5% Increases penalties for sex offenders, monitors felony registered offenders. Increases penalties for violent and habitual sex
                                                offenders and child molesters. Prohibits registered sex offenders from residing within 2,000 feet of any school or park.
                                                Requires lifetime Global Positioning System monitoring of felony registered sex offenders. Expands definition of a sexually
                                                violent predator.
2008   Nov   G   Prop 5    Failed   40.5% 59.5% Reduces penalties for nonviolent drug offenses, increases funding for rehabilitation programs, changes some marijuana
                                                misdemeanors to infractions.
2008   Nov   G   Prop 6    Failed   30.9% 69.1% Increases spending and penalties on gang crimes, eliminates bail for illegal immigrants charged with felonies.
2008   Nov   G   Prop 9    Approved 53.8% 46.2% Requires notification of victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal process, including bail, pleas, sentencing,
                                                parole. (Marsy's Law)
2010   Nov   G   Prop 19   Failed   46.5% 53.5% Legalization of Marijuana. Allows people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use.

				
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