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2018 California Proposition 7

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Proposition 7
Results
Response
Votes %
Yes 7,167,315 59.75%
No 4,828,564 40.25%
Valid votes 11,995,879 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Total votes 11,995,879 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 19,696,371 60.9%
Source: California Secretary of State[1]

Proposition 7 ("Prop 7") was a California ballot proposition in that state's general election on November 6, 2018.[2] The measure passed, by a vote of about 60% Yes to 40% No.[3]

The proposition permits the California State Legislature to change the times and dates of daylight saving time period by a two-thirds vote, all while in compliance with federal law. For the state to have such powers, Proposition 12 (1949), which established daylight saving time in California, needed to be repealed, which can only be done by the electorate.

Since Proposition 7 passed, California Assemblymember Kansen Chu has submitted Assembly Bill 7 to "eliminate the biannual clock change in California and set the state on Daylight Saving Time year-round, pending federal authorization."[4]

Ballot Label summary

The California Secretary of State's summary from the Official Voter Information Guide of Proposition 7 is as follows:[5]

"CONFORMS CALIFORNIA DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME TO FEDERAL LAW. ALLOWS LEGISLATURE TO CHANGE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME PERIOD. LEGISLATIVE STATUTE. Gives Legislature ability to change daylight saving time period by two-thirds vote, if changes are consistent with federal law. Fiscal Impact: This measure has no direct fiscal effect because changes to daylight saving time would depend on future actions by the Legislature and potentially the federal government.

Supporters

Los Angeles Times[6]
San Diego Union-Tribune[7]
Ventura County Star[8]

Opponents

Bakersfield Californian
Marin Independent Journal
San Francisco Chronicle
The Mercury News
Monterey Herald The Press-Democrat
Sacramento Bee
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Election results

The results of the vote were 59.75% YES to 40.25% NO.

Proposition 7
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
7,167,315 59.75
No 4,828,564 40.25
Valid votes 11,995,879 100
Total votes 11,995,879 100.00

Follow Up

Despite passing with almost 60% of the vote, the proposition only allows the legislature to change the times and dates of daylight saving time period by a two-thirds vote all while in compliance with federal law, "which never happened because the federal government failed to give approval for the California time change." In November 2019, Chu issued a news release promising to continue his efforts to get legislation passed in Washington, DC. "I share the disappointment with other Californians that we will be switching our clocks once again this November after passing Proposition 7... Unfortunately, the California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications did not bring AB 7 up for a vote and the bill died. While I will not be coming back as a State Assemblymember next year, I will continue my advocacy at the state and federal level to uphold Californians’ will to get rid of our outdated practice of switching the clock back and forth twice a year. I urge everyone who voted for Prop 7 to reach out to your state and federal representatives and ask them to continue my effort in the upcoming legislative session." [9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Statement of Vote: 2018 General Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. December 13, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2013.[dead link]
  2. ^ "vig.cdn.sos.ca.gov/2018/general/pdf/topl.pdf#prop12" (PDF). vig.cdn.sos.ca.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  3. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/sov/2018-complete-sov.pdf
  4. ^ Pham, Annie (2019-03-08). "Californians Could Be Switching the Clocks for the Very Last Time". Assemblymember Kansen Chu (press release). Retrieved 2019-03-11. AB 7, which will eliminate the biannual clock change in California and set the state on Daylight Saving Time year-round, pending federal authorization.
  5. ^ "Official Voter Information Guide" (PDF). California Secretary of State. November 2018. p. 44. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  6. ^ "Vote yes on Proposition 7 to force another look at daylight saving time". latimes.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  7. ^ "Endorsement Prop. 7: Vote for time switch, then end daylight-saving". sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  8. ^ "Editorial: It's time to stop messing with time; vote yes on Prop. 7". vcstar. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  9. ^ https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/daylight-saving-time-still-happening-in-california-despite-vote/509-a71d8c36-42b6-4e51-b603-7fb45e695528
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