California state measures on June 5 ballot

There are five state propositions on the June 5 primary ballot:

  • Proposition 68: A $4.1 billion bond to upgrade state parks, help with state's water quality and supply efforts, natural resources protection, and flood protection.
  • Proposition 69: It would prevent the state from using the new vehicle fee and and diesel taxes for anything other than transportation.

A YES vote would mean the legislature will be required to spend the revenues from the recent gas tax on transportation purposes, such as repairing roads and improving transit.

A NO vote would mean legislature in the future could change the current law and revenues could be used for other purposes other than transportation.

  • Proposition 70: Would require a two-thirds vote to use funds the states cap-and-trade program.

Beginning in 2024, requires that cap-and-trade revenues accumulate in a reserve fund until the Legislature, by a two-thirds majority, authorizes use of the revenues.

  • Proposition 71: Changes the date for when voter-approved ballot measures take effect. The current law states that ballot measures take effect the day after the election.

A YES vote means some measures would take effect after the statewide votes have been counted and certified, about six weeks after election day.

A NO vote means some measures will take effect the day after the election.

  • Proposition 72: Excludes rain-capture systems from property tax bills.

A YES vote means installing a system to collect and store rainwater on a property could not result in a higher property tax bill.

A NO vote means it could result in a higher property tax bill.

To read more from the California Secretary of State's Office, click here.

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