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VOTER'S CAMPAIGN 2000 GUIDE | The Propositions / A
Look at the Issues on the Statewide Ballot

20 Questions, 40 Points of View

March 05, 2000

Californians will decide on 20 ballot initiatives Tuesday.

Prop. A1

Would allow Indian tribes to operate slot machines and card games such as twenty-one on their lands in California. Would also allow tribal-state gaming compacts already approved by the state to go into effect if approved by the federal government.

For: Numerous Indian tribes, including the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, Rumsey Indian Rancheria and Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.

Against: Assemblyman Bruce Thompson (R-Fallbrook), former Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy.

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Prop. 12

Would provide $2.1 billion in bond money to repair and expand local and state parks and preserve open space and wildlife habitat. The state would pay $3.6 billion over 25 years to retire the bonds.

For: Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles), National Audubon Society--California, California Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters.

Against: State Sen. Ray Haynes (R-Riverside), Assemblyman Brett Granlund (R-Yucaipa), Lewis K. Uhler, president, National Tax Limitation Committee.

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Prop. 13

Would provide $1.97 billion in bond money to improve drinking water, flood protection, water supply reliability. The state would pay $3.4 billion over 25 years to retire the bonds.

For: Gov. Gray Davis, California Chamber of Commerce, Nature Conservancy, Assn. of California Water Agencies, Agricultural Council of California, California Business Roundtable.

Against: Gail K. Lightfoot, former chairwoman, Libertarian Party of California; Calaveras County Supervisor Thomas Tryon; Ted Brown, investigator and insurance adjuster.

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Prop. 14

Would provide $350 million in bond money to build and renovate public libraries, with the goal of expanding access and improving reading and literacy throughout California. The state would pay $600 million over 25 years to retire the bond.

For: Christine M. Jurich, Californians for Literacy and Community Libraries; state Sen. Richard Rainey (R-Walnut Creek), chairman, Senate Local Government Committee; state Sen. Dede Alpert (D-Coronado), chairwoman, Senate Education Committee.

Against: State Sen. Ray Haynes (R-Riverside); Lewis K. Uhler, president, National Tax-Limitation Committee; Carl McGill, chairman, Black Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles County.

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Prop. 15

Would provide $220 million to build and remodel forensic laboratories. Creates Forensic Laboratories Authority to consider and approve applications for construction and renovation.

For: Gov. Gray Davis; Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks); Daniel A. Terry, president, California Professional Firefighters.

Against: Ted Brown, Libertarian Party of California; Gail K. Lightfoot, former chairwoman, Libertarian Party of California; Thomas Tryon, Calaveras County supervisor.

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Prop. 16

Would provide $50 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund construction and renovation of veterans homes in California. Would also complete renovation of a veterans home at Yountville. Any remaining funds would go toward a home for veterans with dementia disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

For: Gov. Gray Davis, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), state Sen. Joe Dunn (D-Santa Ana), Friends of California Veterans.

Against: Ted Brown, Libertarian Party of California; Gail K. Lightfoot, former chairwoman, Libertarian Party of California; Larry Hines, U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

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Prop. 17

Would change constitutional ban on private lotteries to permit raffles by nonprofit organizations. Requires that at least 90% of a raffle's gross receipts go directly to charitable purposes in California, but permits the percentage to be later amended by a two-thirds vote of the Legislature without voter approval.

For: Kelly Norton, McNally Temple Associates Inc., Sacramento; state Sen. Bruce McPherson (R-Santa Cruz); state Sen. Jackie Speier (D-Daly City).

Against: State Sen. Richard Mountjoy (R-Arcadia); Art Croney, executive director, Committee on Moral Concerns.

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Prop. 18

Would add intentional murders committed in connection with kidnappings or arson to the list of special circumstances warranting the death penalty or life without parole. Would also add to the list murders committed by "means of" rather than "while" lying in wait.

For: Former Gov. George Deukmejian; Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury; Mara Kopp, retired social worker.

Against: Mike Farrell, president, MJ&E Productions Inc.; state Sen. John Vasconcellos (D-Santa Clara); Wilson Riles Jr., executive director, American Friends Service Committee of Northern America.

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Prop. 19

Would make the second-degree murder of a peace officer employed by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system or California State University punishable by life imprisonment without possibility of parole where aggravating circumstances are present.

For: State Sen. Richard Rainey (R-Walnut Creek); Thomas M. Blalock, vice president, BART Board of Directors.

Against: Ted Brown, Libertarian Party of California; Gail K. Lightfoot, former chairwoman, Libertarian Party of California; Larry Hines, legal secretary.

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