In the longest list of ballot measures since 2000, on Tuesday California residents will vote on a range of propositions. The ballot measures range from background checks for purchasing ammunition to the reformation and repeal of the death penalty.
57: CALIFORNIA PAROLE FOR NON-VIOLENT CRIMINALS AND JUVENILE COURT TRIAL REQUIREMENTS INITIATIVE
Would require inmates convicted of nonviolent felonies to be granted parole after serving time for their main crime. This would also allow the inmates to reduce their sentence with good behavior and educational activities. This initiative would also require a juvenile court judge to decide whether youths aged 14 to 17 be tried as an adult.
58: CALIFORNIA NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES ALLOWED IN PUBLIC EDUCATION ACT
Would require that public schools are proficient in English. Would require school districts to call on parents and the community to develop material for language acquisition programs and their instruction as rapidly as possible. Allows school districts to create dual language programs for native and non-native English speakers.
60: CONDOMS IN PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS INITIATIVE
Would require adult film producers to ensure all performers are following the condom requirements during filming and are posting the requirements at all film sites. It also requires producers to pay for the performers’ testing, medical examinations and vaccinations.
61: DRUG PRICE STANDARDS INITIATIVE
Would prohibit state agencies from paying more — directly or indirectly — for prescription drugs than the lowest price paid for the drug by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, with certain exceptions.
62: REPEAL OF THE DEATH PENALTY INITIATIVE
Would repeal and replace the death penalty with life imprisonment without parole and offenders currently facing the death penalty would be resentenced. It would also increase inmate’s wages that may be used as restitution for the victims.
63: BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR AMMUNITION PURCHASES AND LARGE-CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINE BAN INITIATIVE
Would require people purchasing ammunition to first obtain, and pay for, a four-year permit from the California Department of Justice. Dealers would then be required to check this permit before selling ammunition in order to disqualify felons and other prohibited persons from owning firearms.