California Voter Foundation Logo

California Online Voter Guide

June 2010 Statewide Primary Election

19th edition

Voter Guide toolbar - President selected Propostions Statewide Congress

Proposition 17 - Allows Auto Insurance Companies to base their Prices in Part on a Driver’s History of Insurance Coverage. Failed

Initiative Statute


Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: Insurance companies could offer new customers a discount on their automobile insurance premiums based on the length of time the customer had maintained bodily injury liability coverage with another insurer.

A NO vote on this measure means: Insurers could provide discounts to their long-term automobile insurance customers, but would continue to be prohibited from providing such discounts to new customers switching from other insurers.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments, legislative votes and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Stories

This page provides excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

Proposition 17 - Top Five Donors

(as of6/2/10)




Total Raised *

(as of 6/2)



Top Donors

(as of 6/2)

Donor information


Donor Information


Mercury General
Corporation and Affiliates,
Los Angeles, CA



Campaign for Consumer Rights, Santa Monica, CA


The Summer Agency Insurance,

La Habra, CA


California Nurses Association and California Nurses Association Initiative PAC, Oakland, CA


Abernathy Insurance Agency,
Inc, Arcadia, CA


Consumer Attorney's Initiative Defense PAC and Consumer Attorney’s Issues PAC, Sacramento, CA 


William Haberger, Insurance Agent,
B.H. Gold Insurance Agency,
San Diego, CA


Theodore Deikel, Retired, San Francisco, CA


Eugene C. Yates Insurance Agency, Sacramento, CA


  Ronald C. Conway, Investor, Silicon Valley Angel, San Francisco, CA $20,000


* Total amount raised includes all contributions received in 2009 and through May 22, 2010, plus contributions of $5,000 or more received between May 23 - June 2, 2010.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 17 is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site.

To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".





This page was first published on April 25, 2010 | Last updated on July 31, 2010
Copyright California Voter Foundation, All Rights Reserved.