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The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot me 05B4 asure. Click on "View Full List" at the bottom for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
Prop 51 Support School Bonds. Funding for K–12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute.
$5,053,078
Prop 52 Support Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
$40,030,980
Prop 52 Oppose Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
$11,562,866
Prop 53 Support Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 
$4,571,069
Prop 53 Oppose Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 
$1,775,000
Prop 54 Support Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.   $9,028,719
Prop 55 Support Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
$46,011,378
Prop 56 Support Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 
$19,786,944
Prop 56 Oppose Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 
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$56,048,214
Prop 57 Support Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 
$7,411,232
Prop 60
Support Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute $2,557,071
Prop 61 Support State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.
$9,428,535
Prop 61 Oppose State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.
$53,938,000
Prop 62
Support Death Penalty. Initiative $3,650,000
Prop 62 Oppose Death Penalty. Initiative $2,287,311
Prop 63
Support Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. $3,469,662
Prop 64 Support Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. $20,166,106
Prop 64 Oppose Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. $1,364,000
Prop 65 Support Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.
$6,127,883
Prop 66 Support Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.
$2,287,311
Prop 67
Oppose Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum.
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$6,127,883
 
Total $312,683,242

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure that is pending Secretary of State verification or are still circulating for signatures. Click on "View Full List" at the bottom for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
1769. (15-107) Support Water Bond. Reallocation of Bond Authority to Water Storage Projects. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. $637,856*
1767. (15-109) Support High-Speed Rail. No issuance or Sale of Future Bonds. Suspension of Project. Initiative Statute. $637,856
1770. (15-0111) Support Hospital Executive Compensation Act of 2016 $11,562,866
 
Total $12,200,722
Prop 54


No Primarily Formed Committee to support or oppose a candidate for state office has reached the $1,000,000 threshold for this list. Initiative and referendum measures can only qualify to appear on general election ballots.

 

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure. Click on the "View Full List" at the bottom for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by committees.

Total $158,905,364

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