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Friday September 30th, 2016 :: 03:43 p.m. PDT
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Get Out The Vote Santa Ana - Summary of State Propositions

<p>The 2016 election will be critical in determining the state of the U.S. and many national and state policy issues, including: taxes, ISIS, race, economy, crime, and the environment just to name a few.&nbsp;With so many important issues on the ballot, do not take this right for granted!&nbsp;Your vote is your voice!&nbsp;Register today!&nbsp;The deadline to register is <strong>Monday, October 24, 2016.</strong></p>

<p>Register on-line at: www.OCVote.com In addition to voting for several elected official positions, residents of the State of California will also be considering 17 State Propositions. 15 propositions were placed on the ballot through the citizen signature petition process, and 2 by the State legislature. We have taken this opportunity to list all of the Propositions and provide you with a brief description of each, plus a link with comprehensive information on each. Propositions and Brief Description:</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 51</strong> - Authorizes issuance and sale of $9 billion in bonds for education and schools</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 52 </strong>- Requires voter approval of changes to the hospital fee program</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 53</strong> - Requires voter approval for projects that cost more than $2 billion funded by revenue bonds</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 54</strong> - Prohibits the legislature from passing any bill until it has been in print and published on the Internet for 72 hours prior to the vote</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 55</strong> - Extends the temporary personal income tax increases on incomes over $250,000 implemented by Proposition 30</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 56</strong> - Increases the cigarette tax to $2.00 per pack</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 57</strong> - Increases parole chances for felons convicted of non-violent crimes and gives them more opportunities to earn credits for good behavior</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 58</strong> - Repeals Prop 227 of 1998, thus allowing for bilingual education in public schools</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 59</strong> - Indicates whether voters approve of California State Legislators using what influence they have over federal issues to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and &quot;to make clear that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings.&quot;</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 60 </strong>- Requires the use of condoms in all pornographic films featuring sexual intercourse produced in California</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 61</strong> - Prohibits state agencies from paying more for a prescription drug than the lowest price paid for the same drug by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 62</strong> - Repeals the death penalty in the state of California</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 63</strong> - Prohibits possession of large capacity ammunition magazines and requires individuals to pass a background check and receive authorization from the Department of Justice in order to purchase ammunition</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 64</strong> - Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law and enacts certain sales and cultivation taxes</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 65</strong> - Redirects money collected from the sale of grocery and retail carry-out bags to a special fund administered by the Wildlife Conservation Board</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 66</strong> - Changes procedures governing state court appeals and petitions challenging death penalty convictions and sentences</p>

<p><strong>Proposition 67</strong> - Ratifies SB 270, thus prohibiting plastic single-use carryout bags</p>

<p>Information provided by the City of Santa Ana as a public service announcement; is non-partisan and does not endorse any candidate. If you have any questions, please contact the Santa Ana Clerk of the Council Office at (714) 647-6520, during regular business hours.</p>

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