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MY 2014 Voter Guide

Posted in Uncategorized by rwsierk on November 3, 2014

STATEWIDEBALLOTSUMMARIES
(Source:http://ballotpedia.org/California_2014_ballot_propositions)

PROP1:WaterQuality,Supply,andInfrastructureImprovementActof2014.ᅠ- YES

Authorizes $7.12ᅠbillionᅠinᅠgeneralᅠobligationᅠbondsᅠforᅠstateᅠwaterᅠsupplyᅠinfrastructureᅠprojects,ᅠsuchᅠasᅠsurfaceᅠandᅠ
groundwaterᅠstorage;ᅠecosystemᅠandᅠwatershedᅠprotectionᅠandᅠrestoration;ᅠdrinkingᅠwaterᅠprotection;ᅠ
waterᅠsupplyᅠmanagement;ᅠwaterᅠrecyclingᅠand advancedᅠwaterᅠtreatmentᅠtechnology;ᅠandᅠfloodᅠcontrol.ᅠ

Reallocatesᅠ$425ᅠmillionᅠofᅠunusedᅠbondᅠauthorityᅠfromᅠpriorᅠwaterᅠbondᅠacts,ᅠforᅠsameᅠpurposes.ᅠ

PROP2:StateBudget.BudgetStabilizationAccount.LegislativeConstitutionalAmendment.ᅠ- YES

Requiresᅠannualᅠtransferᅠofᅠ1.5%ᅠofᅠgeneralᅠfundᅠrevenuesᅠtoᅠstateᅠbudgetᅠstabilizationᅠaccountᅠ(Rainyᅠ
DayᅠFund).ᅠRequiresᅠadditionalᅠtransferᅠofᅠpersonalᅠcapitalᅠgainsᅠtaxᅠrevenuesᅠexceedingᅠ8%ᅠofᅠgeneralᅠ
fundᅠrevenuesᅠtoᅠbudgetᅠstabilizationᅠaccountᅠand,ᅠunderᅠcertainᅠconditions,ᅠaᅠdedicatedᅠK–14ᅠschool
reserveᅠfundᅠ(PublicᅠSchoolᅠSystemᅠStabilizationᅠAccount).ᅠ

PROP45:HealthcareInsurance.RateChanges.InitiativeStatute. ᅠ- NO

Requiresᅠchangesᅠtoᅠhealthᅠinsuranceᅠrates,ᅠorᅠanythingᅠelseᅠaffectingᅠtheᅠchargesᅠassociatedᅠwithᅠ
healthᅠinsurance,ᅠtoᅠbeᅠapprovedᅠbyᅠInsuranceᅠCommissionerᅠbeforeᅠtakingᅠeffect.ᅠ

Prohibitsᅠhealth,ᅠauto,ᅠandᅠhomeownersᅠinsurersᅠfromᅠdeterminingᅠpolicyᅠeligibilityᅠorᅠratesᅠbasedᅠonᅠ
lackᅠofᅠpriorᅠcoverageᅠorᅠcreditᅠhistory.ᅠ

PROP46:DrugandAlcoholTestingofDoctors.MedicalNegligenceLawsuits.InitiativeStatute. – NO

RequiresᅠdrugᅠandᅠalcoholᅠtestingᅠofᅠdoctorsᅠandᅠreportingᅠofᅠpositiveᅠtestᅠtoᅠtheᅠCAᅠMedicalᅠBoard,ᅠalsoᅠ
doctorsᅠtoᅠreportᅠanyᅠotherᅠdoctorᅠsuspectedᅠofᅠdrugᅠorᅠalcoholᅠimpairmentᅠorᅠmedicalᅠnegligence.ᅠ

Increasesᅠ$250,000ᅠcapᅠonᅠpainᅠandᅠsufferingᅠdamagesᅠinᅠmedicalᅠnegligenceᅠlawsuitsᅠtoᅠaccountᅠforᅠinflation.ᅠ

PROP47:CriminalSentences.MisdemeanorPenalties.InitiativeStatue. – NO

Reduceᅠtheᅠclassificationᅠofᅠmostᅠ”nonseriousᅠandᅠnonviolentᅠpropertyᅠandᅠdrugᅠcrimes”ᅠfromᅠaᅠfelonyᅠtoᅠ
aᅠmisdemeanor.ᅠ

CreateᅠaᅠSafeᅠNeighborhoodsᅠandᅠSchoolsᅠFund.ᅠAppliesᅠsavingsᅠtoᅠmentalᅠhealthᅠandᅠdrugᅠtreatmentᅠ
programs,ᅠK–12ᅠschools,ᅠandᅠcrimeᅠvictims.ᅠ

PROP48:IndianGamingCompact.Referendum. – NO

Aᅠ“Yes”ᅠvoteᅠapproves,ᅠandᅠaᅠ“No”ᅠvoteᅠrejects,ᅠaᅠstatuteᅠthat:ᅠ

RatifiesᅠtribalᅠgamingᅠcompactsᅠbetweenᅠtheᅠstateᅠandᅠtheᅠNorthᅠForkᅠRancheriaᅠofᅠMonoᅠIndiansᅠandᅠ
theᅠWiyotᅠTribe.ᅠ

Omitsᅠcertainᅠprojectsᅠrelatedᅠtoᅠexecutingᅠtheᅠcompactsᅠorᅠamendmentsᅠtoᅠtheᅠcompactsᅠfromᅠscopeᅠ
ofᅠtheᅠCaliforniaᅠEnvironmentalᅠQualityᅠAct.

STATEWIDECANDIDATES

Governorᅠ‐ᅠNeelᅠKashkariᅠ

LieutenantGovernorᅠ‐ᅠRonᅠNehringᅠ

SecretaryofStateᅠ‐ᅠPeteᅠPetersonᅠ

AttorneyGeneralᅠ‐ᅠRonᅠGoldᅠ

Controllerᅠ‐ᅠAshleyᅠSwearenginᅠ

Treasurerᅠ‐ᅠGregᅠConlonᅠ

InsuranceCommissionerᅠ‐ᅠTedᅠGainesᅠ

SuperintendentofPublicInstructionᅠ‐ᅠMarshallᅠTuckᅠ

BOARDOFEQUALIZATIONCANDIDATES

BOE#3ᅠ‐ᅠG.ᅠRickᅠMarshallᅠ

CONGRESSIONALCANDIDATES

 CD33ᅠ‐ᅠElanᅠCarrᅠ

STATEᅠSENATEᅠCANDIDATESᅠ

SDᅠ18ᅠ‐ᅠRicardoᅠBenitezᅠ

SDᅠ20ᅠ‐ᅠMatthewᅠMunsonᅠ

SDᅠ22ᅠ‐ᅠMarcᅠRodriguezᅠ

SDᅠ32ᅠ‐ᅠMarioᅠGuerraᅠ

SDᅠ34ᅠ‐ᅠJanetᅠNguyenᅠ

STATEᅠASSEMBLYᅠCANDIDATESᅠ

ADᅠ66ᅠ‐ᅠDavidᅠHadleyᅠ

LOSANGELESCOUNTY

Sheriffᅠ‐ᅠJimᅠMcDonnellᅠ

CountyAssessorᅠ‐ᅠJohnᅠMorrisᅠ

BoardofSupervisor#3ᅠ‐ᅠBobbyᅠShriverᅠ

(EndorsedbyLosAngelesCountyBusinessFederation)

MeasurePSafeNeighborhoodParks: NO

To ensureᅠcontinuedᅠfundingᅠfromᅠanᅠexpiringᅠvoter‐approvedᅠmeasureᅠforᅠimprovingᅠtheᅠ safetyᅠofᅠneighborhoodᅠparksᅠandᅠsenior/youthᅠrecreationᅠareas;ᅠassistingᅠinᅠgangᅠprevention;ᅠprotectingᅠrivers,ᅠbeaches,ᅠwaterᅠsources;ᅠrepairing,ᅠacquiring/preservingᅠparks/naturalᅠareas;ᅠmaintainingᅠzoos,ᅠmuseums;ᅠprovidingᅠyouthᅠjob‐training…ShallᅠLosᅠAngelesᅠCountyᅠlevyᅠanᅠannualᅠ$23/parcelᅠspecialᅠtax,ᅠrequiringᅠannualᅠindependentᅠfinancialᅠauditsᅠandᅠallᅠfundᅠusedᅠlocally.

JUDICIALRECOMMENDATIONS

SupremeCourt

GoodwinᅠLiu – NO

Mariano‐FlrentinoᅠCuellarᅠ- NO

KathrynᅠMickleᅠWerdegarᅠ- YES

ᅠᅠ

CourtofAppealJustice

FrancesᅠRothschildᅠ- NO

JeffreyᅠW.ᅠJohnsonᅠ- YES

BrianᅠHoffstadtᅠ – YESᅠ

LeeᅠAnneᅠEdmonᅠ- YES

AudreyᅠB.ᅠCollinsᅠ- NO

NoraᅠM.ᅠManellaᅠ- YES

PaulᅠA.ᅠTurnerᅠ- YESᅠ

KennethᅠR.ᅠYeganᅠ- YES

DennisᅠM.ᅠPerlussᅠ- NO

LaurenceᅠD.ᅠRubinᅠ- NO

MadeleineᅠI.ᅠFlierᅠ- NO

JudgeoftheSuperiorCourt

OfficeNo.61ᅠDayanᅠMathaiᅠ(#133)ᅠᅠ YESᅠ

OfficeNo.87ᅠAndrewᅠM.ᅠSteinᅠ(#135)ᅠᅠ YESᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ

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