Proposition Summary

DISCLOSURES TO CONSUMERS, VOTERS, INVESTORS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Measure requires, as specified, the following disclosures: (1) advertisers' warnings regarding disposal of toxic household products with exceptions; (2) notices regarding coverage limits and insurance offeror's identity on insurance policies to supplement Medicare; (3) disclosures in nursing home contracts and advertisements regarding access to State Ombudsman and facility violation information; (4) disclosures by initiative and referendum campaign committees as to contributors; and (5) disclosures by corporations selling stocks in state whether or not they are doing business in South Africa or with any person or group located there. Provides fines for violations. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: The net annual state costs could be up to $550,000 when the measure is fully implemented for toll-free telephone lines, development of regulations, and recordkeeping. Costs would be offset by unknown amount of fines from violators.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 4864674; A: 54.5; N: 4046654; B: 45.5

Election Type

General Election

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Relevant Case

Chemical Specialities Mfrs. Assn. v. Deukmejan: 227 Cal. App. 3d 663: 278 Cal. Rptr. 128, 1991; San Mateo County Coastal Landowners' Assn. v. County of San Mateo: 38 Cal. App. 4th 523: 45 Cal. Rptr. 2d 117, 1995

Code Sections Affected

Added Cal. Gov. Code section 66799, et seq., 84581, et seq., 12261, et seq., Added Cal. Ins. Code sections 10195.1, et seq., Added Cal. Health & Safety Code sections 1599.85, et seq.

For Author

Jim Rogers, President, CURE (Consumers United for Reform); Lois McKnight, Director, Nursing Home Ombudsman Program of Contra Costa County Member, Board of Directors, East Bay Elder Abuse Prevention Consortium; Bill Shireman, Executive Director, Californians Against Waste Chairman, ECCO (Environmental and Commerce Coalition)

Against Author

James Caudill, Household Products Disposal Council

Rebuttal Author

Jim Caudill, Household Products Disposal Council

Rebuttal Against Author

George Sandy, President, Congress of California Seniors; Ken McEldowney, Executive Director, Consumer Action; Margaret Byrne, Administrator, Bay Area Advocates for Nursing Home Reform