Issue 5: Medical marijuana
Voters were deciding on a measure to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
Prop. 30: Jerry Brown tax Increase
A measure sponsored by Gov. Jerry Brown that would increase personal income tax for seven years for those making more than $250,000 a year. would also increase the sales tax by 0.25% for four years.
A "YES" vote supports the tax increase measure and would raise income taxes and the state sales tax.
A "NO" vote opposes the tax increase and would not raise income taxes or the state sales tax.
Prop. 34: Death penalty
This measure would abolish capital punishment in California and would make life imprisonment without the possibility of parole the maximum punishment for murder. If passed, the measure would apply retroactively to all death row inmates, whose sentences would be converted to life imprisonment.
A "YES" vote opposes the death penalty and would abolish the death penalty in the state.
A "NO" vote supports the death penalty and would not abolish the death penalty in the state.
Prop. 38: Other tax increase
This measure would raise income taxes for almost all income levels for 12 years. For the first four years, 60% of the revenue would be dedicated to K-12 education, 30% to debt reduction, and 15% to early childhood programs. After four years, 85% of revenues would go to K-12 education and 15% to early childhood programs. Gov. Jerry Brown opposes this measure.
A "YES" vote supports this measure and would increase income taxes across the board.
A "NO" vote opposes this measure and would not increase income taxes across the board.
Amendment 64: Marijuana legalization
This measure would amend the state constitution and legalize and regulate the production, possession and distribution of marijuana for people age 21 and older.
A "YES" vote supports legalization of marijuana.
A "NO" vote opposes legalization of marijuana.