Propositions

Explanation: Proposition 67 would uphold the contested legislation banning plastic bags that was enacted by the California State Legislature through Senate Bill 270. SB 270 prohibits large grocery stores and pharmacies from providing plastic single-use carryout bags and ban small grocery stores, convenience stores and...

Explanation: Proposition 66 changes death penalty procedures to speed up the appeals process by putting the Supreme Court in charge of initial petitions challenging death penalty convictions, establishing a time frame for death penalty review, and requiring appointed attorneys to work on death penalty cases. BWW...

Explanation: Proposition 64 would legalize recreational marijuana use  for individuals aged 21 and older and create two new taxes on cultivation of marijuana and retail prices. Smoking would remain illegal while driving a vehicle, in all public places and anywhere it is illegal to smoke...

Explanation: Proposition 62 supports repealing the death penalty and making life without the possibility of parole the maximum punishment for murder. BWW Analysis: The most important fact here is that overall there have been too many people who were innocent of crimes sentenced to death and...

Explanation: Proposition 61 supports regulating drug prices by requiring state agencies to pay the same prices that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) pays for prescription drugs. BWW Analysis: Big Pharma has made it quite clear through recent actions that drug companies put profits over...

Explanation: Proposition 60 requires the use of condoms and other protective measures during the filming of pornographic films, as well as requiring pornography producers to pay for certain health requirements and checkups. BWW Analysis:  BWW wants everyone to engage in safe sex practices, whether it is...

Explanation: Proposition 58 repeals most of the 1998 Proposition 227, the “English Only in Public Schools” Initiative, thus effectively allowing non-English languages to be used in public educational instruction. BWW Analysis: Proposition 227 was more about making a statement as opposed to determining what is actually...