CalChamber Positions on November 2018 Ballot Measures

Overview of Ballot Measures: PDF

CalChamber Alert Special Report


Proposition 6 – Makes Bridges and Roads Less Safe; Jeopardizes Public Safety. Costs Taxpayers More Money in Long Run. Hurts Job Creation and State’s Economy. More information

Proposition 8 – Jeopardizes Access to Kidney Dialysis. More information

Proposition 10 – Makes California’s Housing Crisis Worse. Discourages New Construction. Reduces Housing Supply and Quality. More information


Proposition 1 – Funds Affordable Housing for Veterans, Families and Seniors. More information

Proposition 2 – Funds Stable Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness. More information

Proposition 3 – Funds Clean, Reliable Water Supply Plus Improvements to Stabilize Groundwater Levels. More information

Proposition 4 – Funds Critical Care at Children’s Hospitals. More information

Proposition 5 – Removes Unfair Moving Penalty for Seniors, the Severely Disabled and Disaster Victims. More information


Proposition 7 – Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period.

Proposition 11 – Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks.

Proposition 12 – New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Noncomplying Products.


Proposition 9 – Three States Initiative – CalChamber-opposed initiative removed from ballot on 7/18/18 by order of California Supreme Court.

June 2018 Ballot Measures

CalChamber Positions on June 2018 Ballot Measures

Future Elections

Upcoming Ballot Measures (09/26/18)

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.



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