California Rolls in New Propositions

Yasmine Awad, Reporter

From the continuing COVID-19 pandemic to the presidential election, 2020 has continued to throw many shocking events. Still forty-four days away from 2021, this year is far from over.

One of the major events that happened on November 3rd, 2020 was the ballot propositions. With twelve new propositions being introduced the topics of each include justice, property taxes, privacy laws, and workplace regulations. 

With seven propositions being rejected and five being accepted, California ballot propositions were all discussable topics that lead to many different points of views for the people of California.

Propositions 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25 were all rejected on the voting ballot. Proposition 15 would have slackened some of 1978′s Proposition 13’s cutoff points on property charge increments by allowing business and modern properties to be burdened on current market esteem as opposed to the first price tag. Those properties would be rethought like clockwork. Proposition 16 would have permitted race, sex, identity, and public root to be considered in the granting of government contracts, public work and in admissions to universities. Proposition 18 tried to correct California’s Constitution to allow 17-year-olds to cast a ballot in essential and unique elections in the event that they turned 18 by the following general election. Proposition 20 would have moved back some criminal equity changes endorsed by citizens in 2014 and 2016. Supporters looked to add 22 violations to the state’s rundown of vicious offenses that make a wrongdoer ineligible for prior parole. Proposition 20 would have also permitted lawful offense accusations for some robbery wrongdoings that presently can be charged uniquely as misdeeds and reestablished DNA assortments for certain violations that were diminished from crimes to offenses. Proposition 21 would have permitted nearby governments to build up lease control on private properties more than 15 years of age. Individuals who own a couple of single-family homes would have been absolved. Proposition 23 would have required dialysis facilities to have a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant accessible during working hours. Additionally required state endorsement before a facility could decrease its administrations and restrict centers from rejecting care to patients dependent on who is paying, regardless of whether they have private protection or Medicare. Proposition 25 requested that electors support a state law passed in 2018 that would supplant cash bail with a framework dependent on open security and flight hazard. The measure has been waiting for the choice. On the off chance that citizens had endorsed, nobody would pay bail and most crime suspects would stay free before preliminary. Through discussion these ballot propositions were rejected. 

Proposition 14, 17, 19, 22, 24 on the other hand were all accepted through the California ballots. Proposition 14 approves $5.5 billion in state securities to support undeveloped cell research, with $1.5 billion devoted to exploration on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, epilepsy and other ailments. Proposition 17 reestablishes casting a ballot rights to individuals on parole. As of now, the individuals who have been delivered from state or government penitentiaries can’t cast a ballot until they complete their parole period. Proposition 19 permits mortgage holders who are 55 and more established, incapacitated or out of control fire casualties to move a main living place’s assessment base to a substitution home, permitting them by and large to keep their property charge installment at the equivalent or lower level. Proposition 22 arranges application based drivers for organizations, which includes drivers in Uber, Lyft and DoorDash as self employed entities rather than full-time representatives. Proposition 24 permits shoppers to keep organizations from sharing their own data and limits organizations’ utilization of geolocation, race, wellbeing or other data.

With all this being said, the California ballot proposition accepted new adjustments to the state while also rejecting not so popular propositions. The 2020 election decided a lot of affairs like the president elect, senator and state seats, and propositions proposed to change legislation in the state of California.