State proposition results

November 8, 2012 

Totals for Tuesday's 11 state propositions with 76.2% of precincts reported are as follows:


Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to fund Education:Increases taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years and sales taxes by ¼ cent for four years, to fund schools. Guarantees public safety realignment funding.

YES: 53.9%


Proposition 31: State Budget: Establishes two-year state budget. Sets rules for offsetting new expenditures, and governor budget cuts in fiscal emergencies. Local governments can alter application of laws governing state-funded programs.

NO: 60.8%


Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction -- Contributions to Candidates:

Prohibits unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Applies same use prohibition to payroll deductions, if any, by corporations or government contractors. Prohibits union and corporate contributions to candidates and their committees.

NO: 56.1%


Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies -- Prices based on driver's history

Changes current law to allow insurance companies to set prices based on whether the driver previously carried auto insurance with any insurance company. Allows proportional discount for drivers with some prior coverage. Allows increased cost for drivers without history of continuous coverage.

NO: 54.6%


Proposition 34: Death Penalty: Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Directs $100 million to law enforcement agencies for investigations of homicide and rape cases.

NO: 52.8%


Proposition 35: Human Trafficking Penalties: Increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. Requires convicted human traffickers to register as sex offenders. Requires registered sex offenders to disclose Internet activities and identities.

YES: 81.1%


Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law -- Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties: Revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent. May authorize re-sentencing if third strike conviction was not serious or violent.

YES: 68.1%


Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods -- Labeling Initiative: Requires labeling of food sold to consumers made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. Prohibits marketing such food, or other processed food, as "natural."

NO: 53.1%


Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs: Increases taxes on earnings using sliding scale, for 12 years. Revenues go to K-12 schools and early childhood programs, and for four years to repaying state debt.

NO: 72.3%


Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Business -- Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding: Requires multistate businesses to pay income taxes based on percentage of their sales in California. Dedicates revenues for five years to clean/efficient energy projects.

YES: 60.1%


Proposition 40: State redistricting:

A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects new State Senate districts drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. If rejected, districts will be adjusted by officials supervised by the California Supreme Court.

YES: 71.4%

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