Final verdicts come in for California’s 17 propositions

California decides on various important issues in the 2016 general election


Brian Silverman/The Skyline View

Voting in an election constitutes more than the presidency.

Legalization of recreational marijuana in California and more funding for California community colleges were just two of many California-specific decisions made on November 8, 2016.

Community Colleges will receive $2 billion of a total $9 billion in California education spending as a result of Proposition 51, which passed with a 54 percent “yes” vote.

California extends the fees required to be paid by hospitals for programs such as Medi-Cal by passing Proposition 52 with a 70 percent “yes” vote.

Bonds over $2 billion will not require statewide voter approval, as Proposition 53 gets rejected with a 51 percent “no” vote,

Future potential legislation will need to be posted for at least 72 hours online as Proposition 54 passes with a 64 percent “yes” vote.

California will extend the income tax rates on earnings over $250,000 for 12 years, passing Proposition 55 a 62 percent “yes” vote.

A $2 per pack tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, has been instated with the passage of Proposition 56 with a 63 percent “yes” vote.

Nonviolent offenders now have more chances at good behavior opportunities and parole. Juvenile court judges can now determine whether said juveniles are to be tried as adults as Proposition 57 passed with a 64 percent “yes” vote.

A 72 percent “yes” vote for Proposition 58 allows non-English education for instruction in public schools.

Citizens United v. F.E.C.(2010) gets overturned in California, with a 52 percent “yes” vote on Proposition 59, allowing for regulations on campaign spending.

Actors in pornographic content will not be required to wear condoms in California due to the rejection of Proposition 60 with a 54 percent “no” vote.

There are still no price limits on prescription drugs for state agencies as Proposition 61 gets rejected with a 54 percent “no” vote.

The death penalty in California is still in place as Proposition 62 gets rejected with a 54 percent “no” vote.

Background checks will be required in California for anyone purchasing ammunition as Proposition 63 passes with a 63 percent “yes” vote.

Use, possession and cultivation of recreational marijuana is now legal in California, up to one ounce and six plants respectively, as Proposition 64 passes with a 56 percent “yes” vote.

Money from the sale of carry-out grocery bags will not need to go to a specified environmental fund as Proposition 65 gets rejected with a 55 percent “no” vote.

Thanks to a 51 percent “yes” vote on Proposition 66, the death penalty process in California is now faster.

Single-use plastic bags are banned from sale in California thanks to a 52 percent “yes” vote on Proposition 67.

All information courtesy of the L.A. Times and Ballotpedia.