List of California ballot propositions: 2020–2029

This is a list of California ballot propositions from 2020 to 2029.



March 3, 2020
No. Result Description Cit.
13 Failed Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020. Authorizes the issuance of $15 billion in bonds to finance capital improvements for public and charter schools statewide. [1]
November 3, 2020
No. Result Description Cit.
14 Passed Authorizes state bonds to be issued to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to continue stem cell research. [2]
15 Failed Schools and Communities First Initiative. Provides new funding for public schools, community colleges, and local government services by raising taxes on large commercial properties. [3]
16 Failed Allows government institutions to consider race, sex, or ethnicity in areas of public employment, public contracting, and public education, effectively allowing affirmative action in the public sector. [4]
17 Passed Allows people who are on parole to vote and run for public office. [5]
18 Failed Allows 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections if they will turn 18 by the subsequent general election. [6]
19 Passed Increases the property tax burden on owners of inherited property in favor of providing expanded property tax benefits to homeowners ages 55 years and older, disabled homeowners, and victims of wildfires and natural disasters. [7]
20 Failed Adds more crimes to the list of non-violent felonies for which early parole is restricted, and requires DNA collection for certain misdemeanors. [8]
21 Failed Allow local governments to establish rent control on residential properties that have been occupied for over 15 years and allows landlords who own no more than two homes to exempt themselves from such policies. [9]
22 Passed Grants app-based transportation and delivery companies an exception to Assembly Bill 5 by classifying their drivers as "independent contractors", rather than "employees," thereby exempting employers from providing certain mandated employee benefits. [10][11]
23 Failed Protect the Lives of Dialysis Patients Act Initiative. Increases regulations in dialysis clinics, requiring on-site physicians during treatment, report data on infections potentially caused by dialyses, seek permission prior to closing a clinic, and strengthening anti-discrimination protections for patients. [9]
24 Passed California Privacy Rights Act of 2020. Allows consumers to prevent businesses from sharing their personal data, correct inaccurate personal data, and limit businesses' usage of "sensitive personal information." Creates the California Privacy Protection Agency as a dedicated agency to implement and enforce state privacy laws, investigate violations, and assess penalties of violators. [12]
25 Failed Referendum to overturn a 2018 law that replaced the money bail system with a system based on public safety risk. [13]


Propositions in 2022 only appeared on the general election ballot.

November 8, 2022
No. Result Description Cit.
1 Passed Right to Reproductive Freedom Amendment. Adds a reproductive freedom right to the Constitution of California. [14]
26 Failed Legalizes sports betting at Native American casinos and licensed racetracks in California. [15]
27 Failed Legalizes online and mobile sports wagering that are only offered by federally recognized Native American tribes and those eligible businesses that contract with them. [16]
28 Passed Provides additional funding for arts and music education in K-12 public schools. [17]
29 Failed Requires on-site licensed medical professionals at kidney dialysis clinics, among others requirements. [18]
30 Failed Increases taxes on personal incomes over $2 million to fund programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [19]
31 Passed A referendum on a 2020 law that prohibits the retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products. [20]


  1. ^ Fensterwald, John. "All but final: California voters reject $15 billion state school bond". EdSource. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  2. ^ Colliver, Victoria. "California stem cell initiative qualifies for the November ballot". Politico PRO. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Proposition 15 Official Title and Summary | Official Voter Information Guide | California Secretary of State". Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 5". California Legislative Information. June 25, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  5. ^ "California Proposition 17, Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment (2020)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "California Proposition 18, Primary Voting for 17-Year-Olds Amendment (2020)". Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Proposition 19 Official Title and Summary | Official Voter Information Guide | California Secretary of State". Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "California Proposition 20, Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection Initiative (2020)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures". Secretary of State of California. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  10. ^ Kerr, Dara (November 5, 2020). "Proposition 22, backed by Uber and Lyft, passes. Drivers say they'll keep fighting". CNET. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  11. ^ Siddiqui, Faiz; Tiku, Nitasha (November 17, 2020). "Uber and Lyft used sneaky tactics to avoid making drivers employees in California, voters say. Now, they're going national". The Washington Post.
  12. ^ "California Proposition 24: New rules for consumer data privacy". CalMatters. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  13. ^ "The fate of California's cash bail industry will now be decided on the 2020 ballot". Sacramento Bee. August 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "California Proposition 1, Right to Reproductive Freedom Amendment (2022)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  15. ^ "California Proposition 26, Legalize Sports Betting on American Indian Lands Initiative (2022)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  16. ^ "California Proposition 27, Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund Initiative (2022)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  17. ^ "California Proposition 28, Art and Music K-12 Education Funding Initiative (2022)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  18. ^ "California Proposition 29, Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative (2022)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  19. ^ "California Proposition 30, Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and Wildfire Prevention Initiative (2022)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  20. ^ "California Proposition 31, Flavored Tobacco Products Ban Referendum (2022)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 11, 2022.