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State of California November 2, 2004 Election
Directory of California State Propositions
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Proposition 1A. Protection of Local Government Revenues -- State of California
9,398,045 / 83.6% Yes votes ...... 1,837,430 / 16.4% No votes
Should local property tax and sales tax revenues remain with local government thereby safeguarding funding for public safety, health, libraries, parks, and other local services? Provisions can only be suspended if the Governor declares a fiscal necessity and two-thirds of the Legislature concur.

Proposition 59. Public Records, Open Meetings -- State of California (Legislative Constitutional Amendment)
9,322,156 / 83.3% Yes votes ...... 1,867,161 / 16.7% No votes
Shall the Constitution be amended to include public's right of access to meetings of government bodies and writings of government officials while preserving specified constitutional rights and retaining existing exclusions for certain meetings and records?

Proposition 60. Election Rights of Political Parties -- State of California (Legislative Constitutional Amendment)
7,217,315 / 67.5% Yes votes ...... 3,473,838 / 32.5% No votes
Shall the general election ballot be required to include candidate receiving most votes among candidates of same party for partisan office in primary election?

Proposition 60A. Surplus Property -- State of California (Legislative Constitutional Amendment)
7,765,107 / 73.2% Yes votes ...... 2,839,572 / 26.8% No votes
Shall the sale proceeds of most surplus state property pay off specified bonds?

Proposition 61. Children's Hospital Projects. Grant Program -- State of California (Bond Act. Initiative Statute)
6,620,176 / 58.3% Yes votes ...... 4,743,459 / 41.7% No votes
Shall $750 million general obligation bonds be authorized for grants to eligible children's hospitals for construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping children's hospitals?

Proposition 62. Elections. Primaries -- State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute)
5,111,627 / 46.2% Yes votes ...... 5,960,889 / 53.8% No votes
Should primary elections be structured so that voters may vote for any state or federal candidate regardless of party registration of voter or candidate? The two primary-election candidates receiving most votes for an office, whether they are candidates with "no party" or members of same or different party, would be listed on general election ballot. Exempts presidential nominations.

Proposition 63. Mental Health Services Expansion, Funding. Tax on Personal Incomes above $1 Million -- State of California (Initiative Statute)
6,183,119 / 53.7% Yes votes ...... 5,330,052 / 46.3% No votes
Should a 1% tax on taxable personal income above $1 million to fund expanded health services for mentally ill children, adults, seniors be established?

Proposition 64. Limit on Private Enforcement of Unfair Business Competition Laws -- State of California (Initiative Statute)
6,562,861 / 58.9% Yes votes ...... 4,572,383 / 41.1% No votes
Should individual or class action "unfair business" lawsuits be allowed only if actual loss suffered? Only government officials may enforce these laws on public's behalf.

Proposition 65. Local Government Funds, Revenues. State Mandates -- State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment)
3,895,621 / 37.6% Yes votes ...... 6,461,927 / 62.4% No votes
Should reduction of local fee/tax revenues require voter approval? Permits suspension of state mandate if no state reimbursement to local government within 180 days after obligation determined.

Proposition 66. Limitations on "Three Strikes" Law. Sex Crimes. Punishment -- State of California (Initiative Statute)
5,596,077 / 47.3% Yes votes ...... 6,230,122 / 52.7% No votes
Should the "Three Strikes" law be limited to violent and/or serious felonies? Permits limited re-sentencing under new definitions. Increases punishment for specified sex crimes against children.

Proposition 67. Emergency Medical Services. Funding. Telephone Surcharge -- State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute)
3,238,537 / 28.4% Yes votes ...... 8,154,515 / 71.6% No votes
Should the telephone surcharge be increased and other funds for emergency room physicians, hospital emergency rooms, community clinics, emergency personnel training/equipment, and 911 telephone system be allocated?

Proposition 68. Non-Tribal Commercial Gambling Expansion. Tribal Gaming Compact Amendments. Revenues, Tax Exemptions -- State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute)
1,894,183 / 16.2% Yes votes ...... 9,788,161 / 83.8% No votes
Should tribal compact amendments be authorized? Unless tribes accept, should casino gaming be authorized for sixteen non-tribal establishments? Percentage of gaming revenues fund government services.

Proposition 69. DNA Samples. Collection. Database. Funding -- State of California (Initiative Statute)
7,183,917 / 62.0% Yes votes ...... 4,395,343 / 38.0% No votes
Should collection of DNA samples from all felons, and from others arrested for or charged with specified crimes be required with submission to state DNA database? Provides for funding.

Proposition 70. Tribal Gaming Compacts. Exclusive Gaming Rights. Contributions to State -- State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute)
2,759,558 / 23.7% Yes votes ...... 8,868,324 / 76.3% No votes
Upon tribe's request, should the Governor be required to execute a 99-year compact? Tribes contribute percentage of net gaming income to state funds, in exchange for expanded, exclusive tribal casino gaming.

Proposition 71. Stem Cell Research. Funding. Bonds -- State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute)
7,009,814 / 59.1% Yes votes ...... 4,859,401 / 40.9% No votes
Should the "California Institute for Regenerative Medicine" be established to regulate and fund stem cell research with the constitutional right to conduct such research and with an oversight committee? Prohibits funding of human reproductive cloning research.

Proposition 72. Health Care Coverage Requirements -- State of California (Referendum)
5,681,863 / 49.1% Yes votes ...... 5,881,886 / 50.9% No votes
Should legislation requiring health care coverage for employees, as specified, working for large and medium employers be approved?

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