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ELECTIONS

Proposition 22

Proposition 22: App-based drivers as independent contractors

Support for Prop. 22 split by party lines
Paris Hickson, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 22 classifies app-based drivers, such as those for Uber or Lyft, as contractors as opposed to calling them employees and provides independent-drivers other methods of compensation.
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Proposition 18

Proposition 18: Primary voting for 17-year-olds

Proposition 18 would permit 17-year-olds to vote earlier
Deserie Larios, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 18 would permit 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections.
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Proposition 24

Proposition 24: Privacy rights initiative

Existing consumer data privacy laws, rights will be expanded if Prop 24 passes
Tyler Perches, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 24 would allow existing consumer data privacy laws and rights will be expanded.
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Proposition 15

Proposition 15: Commercial tax assessment changes

Taxes would be based on market value, not purchase price
Lucas Barreto, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 15 says it increases funding for public schools, community colleges and local government services by changing tax assessment of commercial and industrial property.
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Proposition 20

Proposition 20: Criminal justice reform

Criminal sentencing, parole and DNA collection initiative
Christina Painton, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 20 repeals certain criminal justice reforms voted on in 2014 and 2016 designed to reduce the prison population in California.
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Proposition 19

Proposition 19: Property tax transfers

If passed, local governments, schools could gain millions in revenue per year
Alex Gomez, Staff Writer October 16, 2020
Proposition 19 allows eligible homeowners to transfer the tax base value of their home to a replacement home of any value.
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Proposition 25

Proposition 25: Abolishing cash bail

Replaces cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects
Rachel de la Torre and Vicky Pineda October 16, 2020
Proposition 25, will uphold the current state legislation, Senate Bill 10, which replaces the cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects, who are awaiting trials.
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Proposition 21

Proposition 21: Local rent control initiative

Replaces housing act that dates back to 1995
Rachel de la Torre and Gabriel Schneider October 16, 2020
Proposition 21 would replace the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which allowed local governments to use rent control in some cases. It has been in effect since 1995.
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Proposition 16

Proposition 16: Affirmative action repeal (with video)

Proposition 16 threatens to reverse affirmative action policies in California
Ryan Hoeffs, Staff Writer October 15, 2020
Proposition 16 would repeal Proposition 209, which banned the state from discriminating against or favoring any individual on the basis of their race or sex.
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Proposition 14

Proposition 14: Stem cell research bonds

New bonds would continue to fund an existing institute
Brandon Manus, Staff Writer October 15, 2020
California is voting on selling $5.5 billion in new bonds to continue funding grants for research and development of stem cell treatments.
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Proposition 17

Proposition 17: Parolees’ right to vote

Prop. 17 amends state constitution to allow parolees to vote
Marlena Harvey, News Editor October 15, 2020
Proposition 17 restores voting rights to people on parole. Upon completion of prison sentence served, their voting rights would be restored, aligning California with other states.
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Proposition 23

Proposition 23: Dialysis clinics initiative

The prop impacts 600 kidney dialysis centers in the state
Ekaterina Pechenkina, Staff Writer October 15, 2020
Proposition 23 requires at least one physician on-site, mandatory data reporting and equal care for all patients regardless of insurance.
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