2016 California Proposition 65

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Proposition 65
Carryout Bag Charges
Results
Votes %
Yes 6,222,547 46.10%
No 7,276,478 53.90%
Valid votes 13,499,025 92.39%
Invalid or blank votes 1,111,484 7.61%
Total votes 14,610,509 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 19,411,771 75.27%
Results by county
2016CaliforniaProposition65.svg
  Yes     No
Source: California Secretary of State[1]

Proposition 65 was a California ballot proposition on the November 8, 2016 ballot that would have redirected money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through mandated sale of carryout bags, and required stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects.[2]

Proposition 65 failed by a vote of 46%–54%.[1]

The Progressive Bag Alliance, a plastic bag manufacturing trade group, backed Proposition 65, as well as Proposition 67, a referendum on Senate Bill 270, which banned plastic shopping bags.[3] With Proposition 67's passage, SB 270 was upheld and went into effect.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statement of Vote - November 8, 2016, General Election". December 16, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Proposition 65. California General Election November 8, 2016. Official Voter Information Guide". California Secretary of State. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  3. ^ McClurg, Lesley (October 9, 2016). "Election 2016 FAQ: Proposition 65, Money From Carry-Out Bags". KPBS. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Luna, Taryn (November 10, 2016). "Californians say farewell to the plastic bag". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 14 November 2016.