Upcoming Ballot Measures

Upcoming Ballot Measures (12/4/17)

The website of the Secretary of State contains more information on these and other pending initiatives, as well as measures in circulation and measures that have qualified for the ballot.

Initiative Coalitions

When the legislative process fails, pro-business and anti-business forces turn to the initiative process to take proposals directly to California voters. The California Chamber of Commerce has led the charge on behalf of the employer community for close to four decades.

There’s a reason the Wall Street Journal dubbed CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg “coalition man.” As a practical matter, the CalChamber’s chief executive is recruited to chair major initiative campaigns, to lead the fundraising and to serve as spokesperson for these important efforts.

The CalChamber has been extremely successful with the support of the broader employer community.CalChamber has backed initiatives to enact tax relief and tort reform, and make politicians more accountable to voters. We have successfully challenged split roll property tax proposals and defeated security litigation.

We will continue to lead efforts to fight anti-business proposals, including those that threaten to increase taxes, health care expenses and frivolous lawsuits.


CalBusPacThe California Business Political Action Committee (CalBusPAC) was established in 1976 to qualify, support and/or oppose statewide ballot initiatives. Contributions to CalBusPAC will aid California employers in preparing for future ballot battles.

Post 2016 Election Updates

CalChamber Positions on November 2016 Ballot Measures

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Proposition 51 — School Bonds – See 10/31 story, See 1/4 story
Proposition 52 — State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds See 11/1 story
Proposition 54 — Legislative Transparency – See 11/2 story, See 3/22 story
Proposition 58 — English Language Education – See 11/4 story, See 9/15 story


Proposition 53 — Revenue Bonds – See 10/28 story, See 9/20 story, See 3/3 story
Proposition 55 — Tax Extension on High Wealth Individuals – See 11/3 storySee 3/3 story
Proposition 61 — Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing – See 11/7 story, See 3/8 story


Proposition 56 — Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement
Proposition 57 — Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing
Proposition 59 — Campaign Finance. Voter Instruction
Proposition 60 — Adult Films
Proposition 62 — Death Penalty
Proposition 63 — Firearms. Ammunition Sales
Proposition 64 — Marijuana Legalization
Proposition 65 — Carry-Out Bags. Charges
Proposition 66 — Death Penalty. Procedures
Proposition 67 — Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

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