California uses the direct initiative process which allows state citizens to bypass
the Legislature and have a voice in directly adding, repealing or amending provisions
of the California Constitution or statutes. This is done through the use of ballot
propositions. Ballot propositions can be proposed either by the Legislature or citizens.
2010 | 2000-2009 | 1990-1999 | 1980-1989
LA LAW'S BALLOT PROPOSITION INFORMATION
Propositions and Summary: number and Title of the Ballot Proposition
and synopsis of the proposition nearly word for word as it appeared in the
Pass: noting if the proposition was approved
Citation: code sections affected
A FEW DEFINITIONS:
Legislative propositions: begin as resolutions or bills and are adopted like other legislative measures
Citizen ballot propositions: started by petitions circulated for a requisite number
of voter signatures.
Initiatives: propositions that propose legislative or constitutional changes
Referenda: propositions that allow citizens to approve or reject legislative enactments
Prior to November 1982: proposition numbers started with “1”
for each election.
After November 1982: subsequent propositions received higher
numbers until November 1998 when the count was reset.
After November 1998: proposition
numbers restart with number “1”. The count is reset in 10 year cycles
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