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State of California June 5, 2018 Election
Directory of California State Propositions
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Proposition 68. Bonds for Natural Resources Protection -- State of California (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 3,455,226 / 57.6% Yes votes ...... 2,544,854 / 42.4% No votes
Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for: parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond repayment costs averaging $200 million annually over 40 years. Local government savings for natural resources-related projects, likely averaging several tens of millions of dollars annually over the next few decades.

Proposition 69. Transportation Funding -- State of California (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4,886,924 / 81.3% Yes votes ...... 1,121,924 / 18.7% No votes
Requires that certain revenues generated by a 2017 transportation funding law be used only for transportation purposes and generally prohibits Legislature from diverting funds to other purposes. Fiscal Impact: No direct effect on the amount of state and local revenues or costs but could affect how some monies are spent.

Proposition 70. Cap-and-Trade Reserve Fund -- State of California (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 2,017,549 / 35.0% Yes votes ...... 3,746,434 / 65.0% No votes
Beginning in 2024, requires that cap-and-trade revenues accumulate in a reserve fund until the Legislature, by a two-thirds majority, authorizes use of the revenues. Fiscal Impact: Beginning in 2024, potential temporary increase in state sales tax revenue, ranging from none to a few hundred million dollars annually, and possible changes in how revenue from sale of greenhouse gas emission permits is spent.

Proposition 71. Sets Effective Sate for Ballot Measures -- State of California (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4,527,073 / 77.8% Yes votes ...... 1,288,385 / 22.2% No votes
Provides that ballot measures approved by a majority of voters shall take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the results of the election. Fiscal Impact: Likely little or no effect on state and local finances.

Proposition 72. Legislature to Exclude Newly Constructed Rain-Capture Systems From Property-Tax Reassessment Requirement -- State of California (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4,979,651 / 84.2% Yes votes ...... 932,263 / 15.8% No votes
Permits Legislature to allow construction of rain-capture systems, completed on or after January 1, 2019, without requiring property-tax reassessment. Fiscal Impact: Probably minor reduction in annual property tax revenues to local governments.

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