DUHC Positions on November 2, 2010 Ballot Initiatives

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Proposition 19 – Legalizes Marijuana Under California But Not Federal Law. Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana. – YES


Should California legalize the possession and cultivation of marijuana for personal use of adults 21 years and older, and allow state and local governments to regulate and tax related commercial activities? (Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required)


Proposition 20 – Redistricting of Congressional Districts – NO POSITION


Should the state Constitution be amended to have the Citizens Redistricting Commission redistrict for the U.S. House of Representatives, to change existing redistricting criteria, and to reduce the redistricting timeline? (Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required)


Proposition 21 – Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks – YES


Should the state levy an additional annual $18 vehicle license surcharge to provide funds to operate and maintain California's state parks and wildlife protection programs? (Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required)


Proposition 22 – Prohibits the State From Borrowing Or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, Or Local Government Projects and Services – YES


Should the California Constitution be amended to prohibit the state, even during a severe fiscal hardship, from redirecting certain tax revenues dedicated to transportation or local governments? (Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required)


Proposition 23 – Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major Polluters to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent Or Less for Full Year – NO


Should the AB 32 air pollution control law be suspended until unemployment drops to 5.5 percent or less for a full year? (Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required)


Proposition 24 – Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability – YES


Should recent tax law changes that allow some businesses to pay lower state income tax be repealed? (Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required)


Proposition 25 – Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation From Two-Thirds to A Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes – YES


Should the state Constitution be amended to allow passage of budget bills by a simple majority in each house of the state Legislature and should legislators be required to forfeit their pay if a budget is not passed on time? (Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required)


Proposition 26 – Requires That Certain State and Local Fees Be Approved By Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those That Address Adverse Impacts on Society Or the Environment Caused By the Fee-Payer's Business – NO


Should the California Constitution be amended to require two-thirds vote approval for the imposition of certain state and local fees that now require majority vote approval? (Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required)


Proposition 27 – Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting With Elected Representatives – NO POSITION


Should the state Constitution and state laws be amended to eliminate the Citizens Redistricting Commission established by the voters in 2008, return all redistricting to the state Legislature, and change the redistricting criteria? (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute - Majority Approval Required)

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