Ballot Propositions


The Libertarian Party State Executive Committee met on August 6, 2016 and one of the agenda items was to take positions on the November ballot propositions.


Proposition 51 – NO – School bonds

Proposition 52 – NO – State fees on hospitals

Proposition 53 – YES – Voting on revenue bonds

Proposition 54 – YES – Legislative transparency

Proposition 55 – NO – Income tax hike extension

Proposition 56 – NO – Cigarette tax increase

Proposition 57 – YES – Parole for non-violent felons

Proposition 58 – NO – Changes in bilingual education methods

Proposition 59 – No Position – Advisory vote on Citizens United repeal

Proposition 60 – NO – Condoms required for adult film actors

Proposition 61 – NO – State prescription drug purchases

Proposition 62 – YES – End the Death Penalty in California

Proposition 63 – NO – Extensive new gun control measures

Proposition 64 – NO – Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA)

(While the Libertarian Party has been a strong supporter of ending marijuana prohibition for over 40 years, this proposition does more harm than good, damaging medical availability, and creating additional criminal offenses and regulations.)

Proposition 65 – NO – Directs grocery bag money to wildlife fund

Proposition 66 – NO – Makes death penalty easier

Proposition 67 – NO – Grocery stores can’t provide plastic bags (referendum)


Aside from Proposition 63, the Legislature recently passed and Gov. Brown signed several new gun control laws that violate the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. Libertarians are very supportive of the 2nd Amendment. A group has filed six separate referenda to allow voters to overturn these laws. They have a large volunteer signature-gathering effort, but have a September 29 deadline to collect the required number of signatures.


The petitions are now widely available at various gun stores, shooting ranges, and other businesses. Please go to this site to find out where you can go and sign the petitions (and perhaps pick up some copies to circulate in your town):


Link to Vetogunmageddon


MY RECOMMENDATIONS ON LOCAL MEASURES AND PROPOSITIONS:


MEASURE A — NO

MEASURE M — NO

MEASURE CC — NO

Proposition HHH — NO

Initiative Ordinance JJJ — NO

Charter Amendment RRR — YES

Charter Amendment SSS — NO