Food labeling, 3-strikes join crowded Nov. ballot |

Food labeling, 3-strikes join crowded Nov. ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s secretary of state has certified two more initiatives for the November election, when voters will have to decide at least eight ballot measures.

Debra Bowen’s office said Monday that a proposal to require mandatory labeling on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients has collected enough signatures to qualify, along with a proposal to modify California’s strict three-strikes sentencing law.

That initiative would make a life sentence on a third strike possible only when the new conviction is serious or violent.

Six other initiatives have already been approved for November. They include measures related to auto insurance, political contributions, a $12 billion water bond, the death penalty, penalties for human trafficking and repealing the new state Senate maps drawn by an independent citizens panel.

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