CalChamber Positions on June 2018 Ballot Measures

Short Summary of June 2018 Ballot Positions and Reasons for Position

Proposition 68 —Support.  The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 – See 12/13/17 news release

Proposition 69 — Support. Motor vehicle fees and taxes: restriction on expenditures: appropriations limit. – See 12/19/17 article

Proposition 70 — Support. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund – See 12/19/17 article

Proposition 71 — Support. Ballot measures: effective date — See 3/7/18 article

Proposition 72 — Support. Property tax: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system.  — See 3/7/18 article

Upcoming Ballot Measures

Upcoming Ballot Measures (04/11/18)

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.

2016 Ballot Measures

To view the CalChamber’s positions on November 2016 ballot measures, visit advocacy.calchamber.com/2016-ballot-measures/.


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