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Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

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Get your creative juices and rhyming schemes together. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced the proposition numbers assigned to the 10 measures that will appear on the November 2nd ballot. Of note is Prop 19, which will be followed closely across the country. We're curious what rhyming and/or creative slogans will come out with that one (bad example: "get green with nineteen"). Here's the full list of measures and brief descriptions, compliments of the Center for Governmental Studies here in Los Angeles:

  • Prop 18: Legislative Bond Measure: Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010.
  • Prop 19: Allows People 21 years old or older to Possess, Cultivate, or Transport Marijuana for Personal Use.
  • Prop 20: Removes Elected Representatives from the Process of Establishing Congressional Districts and Transfers that Authority to the Recently Authorized 14-member Redistricting Commission.
  • Prop 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs and Grants Free Admission to All State Parks to Surcharged Vehicles.
  • Prop 22: Prohibits the State from Taking Funds Used for Transportation or Local Government Projects and Services.
  • Prop 23: Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major Polluters to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming Until Unemployment Drops Below Specified Level for Full Year.
  • Prop 24: Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Carry Back Losses, Share Tax Credits, and Use a Sales-Based Income Calculation to Lower Taxable Income. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 26: Increases Legislative Vote Requirement to Two-Thirds for State Levies and Charges. Imposes Additional Requirement for Voters to Approve Local Levies and Charges with Limited Exceptions. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 27: Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives.