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State of California October 7, 2003 Election
Directory of California State Propositions
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Proposition 53. California Twenty-First Century Infrastructure Investment Fund; Resolution Chapter 185, Statutes of 2002 (ACA 11, Richman) (Legislative Constitutional Amendment)
2,948,195 / 36.3% Yes votes ...... 5,167,312 / 63.7% No votes
Should the state dedicate up to 3% of General Fund revenues annually to fund state and local (excluding school and community college) infrastructure projects? This measure would increase the amount of General Fund revenue committed to pay-as-you-go capital outlay projects for both state and local governments.

Proposition 54. Classification by Race, Ethnicity, Color, or National Origin (Initiative Constitutional Amendment)
3,066,254 / 36.1% Yes votes ...... 5,417,660 / 63.9% No votes
Should state and local governments be prohibited from classifying any person by race, ethnicity, color, or national origin? Various exemptions apply. This measure restricts, effective January 1, 2005, state and local governments from "classifying" information on a person's race, ethnicity, color, or national origin for the purposes of public education, public contracting, public employment, and other government operations.

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