Prop. 13 yes. Prop 14 NO! Prop 15 yes Prop 16 NO!

June 2010 Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 13 (Tian plans to vote yes)
Constitutional Amendment
SCA 4. (Resolution Chapter 115, 2008), Ashburn.

Property tax: new construction exclusion: seismic retrofitting.

(Would exempt earthquake retrofitting as an improvement that would
otherwise trigger a real property tax increase assessment)

Proposition 14 (Tian plans to vote NO!)
Constitutional Amendment

Elections: open primaries.

(Would allow only top two primary election vote getters to appear in the
general election regardless of political party)

Proposition 15 (Tian plans to vote yes)

AB 583. (Chapter 735, 2008). Hancock.

Political Reform Act of 1974: California Fair Elections Act of 2008.

(Pilot Project For Public Financing For Secretary of State Candidates)

Proposition 16 (Tian plans to vote NO!)
Initiative Constitutional Amendment

New Two-Thirds Requirement for Local Public Electricity Providers.

Qualified: 01/12/10

Proponent: Robert Lee Pence c/o Steve Lucas (415) 389-6800

Requires local governments to obtain the approval of two-thirds of the
voters before providing electricity to new customers or expanding such
service to new territories if any public funds or bonds are involved.
Requires same two-thirds vote to provide electricity through a community
choice program if any public funds or bonds are involved. Requires the
vote to be in the jurisdiction of the local government and any new
territory to be served. Provides exceptions to the jurisdiction of the
voting requirements for a limited number of identified projects. Summary
of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal
impact on state and local governments: Unknown impact on state and local
government costs and revenues, depending on future voter decisions, due
to the measure's potential effects on electricity rates and publicly
owned utility operations. (09-0015.) (Full Text)

Proposition 17 (Tian has no opinion on this, but might vote yes just to add another disincentive to driving.)

Initiative Statute

Allows Auto Insurance Companies to Base Their Prices in Part on a
Driver's History of Insurance Coverage.

Qualified: 01/20/10

Proponent: Christina L. Wilson c/o Chip Nielsen (415) 389-6800

Changes current law to permit insurance companies to offer a discount to
drivers who have continuously maintained their auto insurance coverage,
even if they change their insurance company, and notwithstanding the ban
on using the absence of prior insurance for purposes of pricing.
Establishes that lapses in coverage due to nonpayment of premiums may
prevent a driver from qualifying for the discount. Summary of estimate
by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state
and local government: This measure would probably have no significant
fiscal effect on state and local governments. (09-0028.) (Full Text)