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The California special election of 2005 was held on November 8, 2005 after being called by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on June 13, 2005. California voters voted on eight ballot propositions. Propositions 73, 76, and 77 were initiative constitutional amendments, while the others were initiative statutes. The election was believed to have been the most expensive in California history. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Atlantic hurricane season • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Bali bombings investigation • UK Conservative Party leadership election • DeLay political financing scandal • French urban violence • Fuel prices / Peak oil • Irans nuclear program • Kashmir earthquake • London bombings investigation • Malawi food crisis • Niger food... Jump to: navigation, search November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence) See also: List of pre-statehood governors of California, List of Governors of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority... Jump to: navigation, search Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947 in Thal, Styria, Austria) is an Austrian-American actor, Republican politician, bodybuilder, and self-made multimillionaire businessman, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... A California ballot proposition is a method of amending either the California state constitution or California statutory law, under the Initiative and Referendum process. ... Jump to: navigation, search In political science, the initiative (also known as popular or citizens initiative) provides a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote on a proposed statute, constitutional amendment, charter amendment or ordinance. ... Jump to: navigation, search A constitutional amendment is an alteration to the constitution of a nation or a state. ... A statute is a formal, written law of a country or state, written and enacted by its legislative authority, perhaps to then be ratified by the highest executive in the government, and finally published. ...


Schwarzenegger called the election to allow voters to decide on propositions regarding teacher tenure requirements (Proposition 74), the use of union dues for political campaign contributions (Proposition 75), state budgetary spending limits (Proposition 76), and redistricting (Proposition 77). These four propositions came to be known as Governor Schwarzenegger's Reform Agenda. The Governor claimed his agenda would clear the way for correction of the problems he was elected to solve. In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tenure commonly refers to academic tenure systems, in which professors (at the university level)—and in some jurisdictions schoolteachers (at primary or secondary school levels)—are granted the right not to be fired without cause after an initial probationary period. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Redistricting, known as redistribution in many Commonwealth countries, is the changing of political borders (in many countries, specifically the electoral district/constituency boundaries) usually in response to periodic census results. ... A superior court judge ruled that Proposition 77 must be removed from the ballot because the signatures obtained to qualify it were collected illegally. ... Jump to: navigation, search Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ...


Four other propositions regarding parental notification for abortions by minors (Proposition 73), prescription drugs (Propositions 78 and 79), and electric industry regulation (Proposition 80) were also on the 2005 ballot. In law, a person who is not yet a legal adult is known as a minor (known in some places as an infant or juvenile). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Proposition 78: Prescription Drugs. ... Proposition 79: Prescription Drug Discounts. ... Proposition 78: Prescription Drugs. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Propositions

Proposition 73: Parental Notification

Summary

Amends California Constitution to bar abortion on unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor's parent/legal guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental waiver. Permits judicial waiver of notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor's maturity or minor's best interests. Physician must report abortions performed on minors and State shall compile statistics. Authorizes monetary damages for violation. Minor must consent to abortion unless mentally incapable or in medical emergency. Permits judicial relief if minor's consent to abortion is coerced.


Opinion Polls

Source Yes No Undecided Spread
PPIC (10/16-23) 42% 48% 10% NO +6
Survey USA (10/15-17) 60% 38% 2% YES +22
Survey USA (9/30-10/2) 59% 39% 2% YES +20
Field Poll (8/19-29) 45% 44% 10% EVEN
PPIC (8/8-15) 44% 48% 10% NO +4
Field Poll (6/13-19) 48% 43% 9% YES +5

Results

As of 12:09 am PST: Precincts reporting: 81.4%

Yes 2,622,667 48.5%
No 2,775,838 51.5%

Proposition 74: Public School Teachers Tenure

Summary

Increases length of time required before a teacher may become a permanent employee from two complete consecutive school years to five complete consecutive school years; measure applies to teachers whose probationary period commenced during or after the 2003-2004 fiscal year. Authorizes school boards to dismiss a permanent teaching employee who receives two consecutive unsatisfactory performance evaluations.


Opinion Polls

Source Yes No Undecided Spread
PPIC (10/16-23) 46% 48% 6% NO+2
Survey USA (10/15-17) 53% 45% 1% YES +8
Survey USA (9/30-10/2) 55% 44% 2% YES +10
PPIC (9/12-19) 43% 47% 10% NO +4
Field Poll (8/19-29) 46% 37% 17% YES +9
PPIC (8/8-15) 49% 42% 9% YES +7
Field Poll (6/13-19) 61% 32% 7% YES +29

Results

As of 12:14 am PST: Precincts reporting: 81.9%

Yes 2,530,419 46.3%
No 2,927,366 53.7%

Proposition 75: Union Dues - Political Contributions

Summary

Prohibits public employee labor organizations from using dues or fees for political contributions unless the employee provides prior consent each year on a specified written form. Prohibition does not apply to dues or fees collected for charitable organizations, health care insurance, or other purposes directly benefiting the public employee. Requires labor organizations to maintain and submit to the Fair Political Practices Commission records concerning individual employees' and organizations' political contributions; those records are not subject to public disclosure.


Opinion Polls

Source Yes No Undecided Spread
PPIC (10/16-23) 46% 46% 8% Even
Survey USA (10/15-17) 56% 42% 2% YES +14
Survey USA (9/30-10/2) 60% 37% 3% YES +23
Field Poll (8/19-29) 55% 32% 13% YES +23
PPIC (8/8-15) 48% 33% 9% YES +15
Field Poll (6/13-19) 57% 34% 9% YES +23

Results

As of 12:04am PST: Precincts reporting: 81.9%

Yes 2,641,042 48.4%
No 2,809,872 51.6%

Proposition 76: State Spending Limits

Summary

Changes state minimum school funding requirements (Proposition 98), permitting suspension of minimum funding, but terminating repayment requirement, and eliminating authority to reduce funding when state revenues decrease. Excludes above-minimum appropriations from schools' funding base. Limits state spending to prior year total plus revenue growth. Shifts excess revenues from schools/tax relief to budget reserve, specified construction, debt repayment. Requires Governor to reduce state appropriations, under specified circumstances, including employee compensation, state contracts. Continues prior year appropriations if new state budget delayed. Prohibits state special funds borrowing. Requires payment of local government mandates.


Opinion Polls

Source Yes No Undecided Spread
PPIC (10/16-23) 30% 62% 8% NO +32
Survey USA (10/15-17) 54% 41% 5% YES +13
Survey USA (9/30-10/2) 58% 36% 6% YES +22
PPIC (9/12-19) 26% 63% 11% NO +37
Field Poll (8/19-29) 19% 65% 16% NO +46
PPIC (8/8-15) 28% 61% 11% NO +33
Field Poll (6/13-19) 35% 42% 23% NO +7

Results

As of 11:53pm PST: Precincts reporting: 75.2%

Yes 2,139,899 39.3%
No 3,304,821 60.7%

Proposition 77: Redistricting

Summary

Amends state Constitution’s process for redistricting California’s Senate, Assembly, Congressional and Board of Equalization districts. Requires three-member panel of retired judges, selected by legislative leaders, to adopt new redistricting plan if measure passes and again after each national census. Panel must consider legislative, public proposals/comments and hold public hearings. Redistricting plan becomes effective immediately when adopted by judges’ panel and filed with Secretary of State. If voters subsequently reject redistricting plan, process repeats. Specifies time for judicial review of adopted redistricting plan; if plan fails to conform to requirements, court may order new plan.


Opinion Polls

Source Yes No Undecided Spread
PPIC (10/16-23) 36% 50% 14% NO +14
Survey USA (10/15-17) 54% 41% 5% YES +13
Survey USA (9/30-10/2) 59% 36% 5% YES +23
PPIC (9/12-19) 33% 50% 17% NO +17
Field Poll (8/19-29) 32% 46% 22% NO +14
PPIC (8/8-15) 34% 49% 17% NO +15
Field Poll (6/13-19) 35% 46% 19% NO +11

Results

As of 12:09am PST: Precincts reporting: 81.4%

Yes 2,265,348 42.0%
No 3,122,615 58.0%

Proposition 78: Drug Discounts (Industry Backed)

Summary

Establishes discount prescription drug program, overseen by the Department of Health Services. Enables certain low - and moderate - income California residents to purchase prescription drugs at reduced prices. Imposes $15 application fee, renewable annually. Requires Department's prompt determination of residents' eligibility, based on listed qualifications. Authorizes Department to contract with pharmacies to sell prescription drugs at agreed-upon discounts negotiated in advance, and to negotiate rebate agreements with drug manufacturers. Permits outreach programs to increase public awareness. Creates state fund for deposit of rebate payments from drug manufacturers. Allows program to be terminated under specified conditions.


Forces contracts with health care providers and pharmacies to supply only those drugs made by a select group of manufacturers, limiting consumer choice. Only applicable to people who already have health insurance (the discount will not be given to people without health insurance). Forces people to buy select manufacturers' drugs, perhaps at a more expensive rate than alternative generic drugs now available, which will compound an already dire situation for people without health care. This proposition is funded and backed by drug manufacturers.


Opinion Polls

Source Yes No Undecided Spread
PPIC (9/12-19) 43% 38% 19% YES +5
Field Poll (8/19-29) 49% 31% 20% YES +18
Field Poll (6/13-19) 57% 26% 17% YES +31

Results

As of 12:09am PST: Precincts reporting: 81.4%

Yes 2,233,194 41.7%
No 3,113,782 58.3%

Proposition 79: Drug Discounts (Consumer Groups Backed)

Summary

Provides for prescription drug discounts to Californians who qualify based on income-related standards, to be funded through rebates from participating drug manufacturers negotiated by California Department of Health Services. Rebates must be deposited in State Treasury fund, used only to reimburse pharmacies for discounts and to offset administration costs. At least 95% of rebates must go to fund discounts. Prohibits new Medi-Cal contracts with manufacturers not providing the Medicaid best price to this program, except for drugs without therapeutic equivalent. Establishes oversight board. Makes prescription drug profiteering, as defined, unlawful.


Opinion Polls

Source Yes No Undecided Spread
PPIC (9/12-19) 34% 40% 26% NO +6
Field Poll (8/19-29) 42% 34% 24% YES +8
Field Poll (6/13-19) 48% 33% 19% YES +15

Results

As of 12:14am PST: Precincts reporting: 81.9%

Yes 2,052,110 38.5%
No 3,267,023 61.5%

Proposition 80: Electricity Regulation

Summary

Subjects electric service providers, as defined, to control and regulation by California Public Utilities Commission. Imposes restrictions on electricity customers' ability to switch from private utilities to other electric providers. Provides that registration by electric service providers with Commission constitutes providers' consent to regulation. Requires all retail electric sellers, instead of just private utilities, to increase renewable energy resource procurement by at least 1% each year, with 20% of retail sales procured from renewable energy by 2010, instead of current requirement of 2017. Imposes duties on Commission, Legislature and electrical providers.


Opinion Polls

Source Yes No Undecided Spread
Field Poll (8/19-29) 33% 35% 32% NO +2

Results

As of 11:43pm PST: Precincts reporting: 72.0%

Yes 1,632,198 34.1%
No 3,149,281 65.9%

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California special election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (894 words)
The California special election of 2005 will be held on November 8, 2005 after being called by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on June 13, 2005.
The upcoming election is set to be the most expensive in California history.
Schwarzenegger called the election to allow voters to decide on propositions regarding teacher tenure requirements (Proposition 74), the use of union dues for political campaign contributions (Proposition 75), state budgetary spending limits (Proposition 76), and redistricting (Proposition 77).
Proposition 80 - Electric Service Initiative in California Special Election (1119 words)
The initiative currently on the special election ballot is based upon AB 2006.
Proposition 80 was removed from the ballot on July 22, 2005 by the Court of Appeals in Sacramento in its ruling on a lawsuit by the energy industry.
On July 27, 2005, the California Supreme Court restored the energy initiative to the ballot, saying the public should be able to vote on the measure before the energy industry's legal challenge is heard.
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