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    • Proposition 60
    • Proposition 61
    • Proposition 62
    • Proposition 63
    • Proposition 67

California ballot measures

A look at the details of 6 propositions on the ballot

October 27, 2016

Proposition 60: Condoms in pornographic films

Proposition 60 requires all adult film performers to wear condoms and other types of protection  while filming scenes of sexual intercourse. Under Proposition 60, producers would be required to post condom requirements on filming sites and pay for performer vaccinations, testing and medical examinations related to sexually transmitted infections.

 

Supporting it:

  • American Sexual Health Association
  • Southern California Coalition of Occupational Health and Safety
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Opposing it:

  • California Democratic Party
  • California Republican Party
  • California Libertarian Party
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Proposition 61: Drug price standards

Proposition 61 limits the state from purchasing any prescription drugs from manufacturers above the lowest price paid by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The initiative was proposed to limit the amount of money a state agency could spend on drugs and pharmaceuticals. It would ban state agencies from creating agreements with drug manufacturers unless the price is at or below the price paid by the VA.

Supporting it:

  • Green Party of California
  • California Peace and Freedom Party
  • Progressive Democrats of America

Opposing it:

  • California Republican Party
  • Libertarian Party of California
  • San Francisco Democratic Party
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Proposition 62: Repeal of the Death Penalty

Proposition 62 repeals the death penalty, replacing it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. It also requires all individuals convicted of murder to work, while in prison, to pay debts to the victims of the crime they committed.

Supporting it:

  • California Democratic Party
  • Libertarian Party of California
  • Green Party of California

Opposing it:

  • California Republican Party
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
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Proposition 63: Firearms and ammunition sales

Proposition 63 requires individuals to pass background checks and obtain the authorization of the Department of Justice before purchasing firearms and prohibits the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. It also requires civilians to report lost firearms to law enforcement officials and prohibits individuals convicted of stealing firearms from possessing firearms.

Supporting it:

  • California Democratic Party
  • California Young Democrats
  • Santa Monica Democratic Club

Opposing it:

  • California Republican Party
  • Libertarian Party of California
  • California Peace and Freedom Party
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Proposition 67: Ban on single-use plastic bags

Proposition 67 bans stores from distributing single-use paper or plastic bags; however, it allows single-use plastic bags for meat, bread, produce, bulk items and perishable items. Consumers would be required to pay 10 cents for each recycled, compostable and reusable bag.

Supporting it:

  • California Democratic Party
  • Green Party of California
  • California Peace and Freedom Party

Opposing it:

  • Libertarian Party of California
  • U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock
  • American Forest & Paper Association
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