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Six measures to be on March ballot

The Associated Press
Saturday October 27, 2001

SACRAMENTO — California voters will act on six ballot measures when they go to the polls for the March 5 primary election, state officials said Friday. 

The measures include five proposals put on the ballot by the Legislature and an initiative that would extend term limits to allow lawmakers to serve up to four more years. 

That proposal will be Proposition 45, the secretary of state’s office said. 

Also appearing on the ballot will be: 

— Proposition 40, a $2.6 billion bond measure to pay for park, clean-air and a variety of other environmental programs. 

— Proposition 41, which would allow the sale of $200 million in bonds to buy updated voting equipment. 

— Proposition 42, a constitutional amendment that would earmark gasoline sales taxes for transportation programs. 

— Proposition 43, which would create a constitutional guarantee that a voter’s vote will be counted. 

— Proposition 44, a measure to crack down on auto insurance fraud. 

The numbering of propositions for an election generally starts where the previous election left off, although legislators can designate numbers for the measures they put on the ballot. 

The numbering reverts to Proposition 1 every 10 years. 


On the Net: Read the legislation — AB1602, AB56, ACA4, ACA9 of 2001 and SB1988 of 2000 — at and the initiative at