There will be (7) seven CA State Propositions on the November 8, 2022 ballot:
Positions on each proposition by the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party:
Vote YES on 1, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31.
Vote NO on 27.
Proposition 1: This measure would amend the California Constitution to prohibit the state from denying or interfering with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives.
Proposition 26: Allows federally recognized Native American tribes to operate roulette, dice games, and sports wagering on tribal lands, subject to compacts negotiated by the Governor and ratified by the Legislature. Prohibits marketing of sports wagering to persons under 21. Authorizes private lawsuits to enforce other gambling laws.
Proposition 27: Legalizes online and mobile sports wagering, which currently is prohibited, for persons 21 years and older. Such wagering may be offered only by federally recognized Indian tribes and eligible businesses that contract with them. Individuals placing bets must be in California and not located on Indian lands. Imposes a 10% tax on sports-wagering revenues and licensing fees. Directs tax and licensing revenues first to regulatory costs, then the remainder to 85% to homelessness programs; 15% to nonparticipating tribes.
Proposition 28: Provides additional funding for arts and music education in all K-12 public schools (including charter schools) by annually allocating from the state General Fund an amount equaling 1% of required state and local funding for public schools. Allocates a greater proportion of the funds to schools serving more economically disadvantaged students.
Proposition 29: Requires physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, with six months’ relevant experience, on-site during treatment at outpatient kidney dialysis clinics. Requires clinics to report dialysis-related infection data to the state. Prohibits clinics from closing or substantially reducing services without state approval.
Proposition 30: Increases tax on personal income over $2 million by 1.75% for individuals and married couples and allocates new tax revenues as follows: (1) 45% for rebates and other incentives for zero-emission vehicle purchases and 35% for charging stations for zero-emission vehicles, with at least half of this funding directed to low-income households and communities; and (2) 20% for wildfire prevention and suppression programs, with priority given to hiring and training firefighters.
Proposition 31: Challenges a 2020 law that prohibits the retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products and tobacco flavor enhancers. The referendum would require a majority of voters to approve the 2020 state law before it can take effect.
For more information, visit the CA Secretary of State website: https://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/news-releases-and-advisories/2022-news-releases-and-advisories/proposition-numbers