2018 VOTER GUIDE: A look at California's Prop 11: On-duty breaks for ambulance crews

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2018 VOTER GUIDE: A look at California's Proposition 11
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In the November election, California voters will decide on 11 propositions. Here's everything you need to know about Prop 11. (Courtesy of CALmatters.org)

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In the November election, California voters decided on 11 propositions.

RELATED: Voters pass Prop 11 that will require ambulance service employees to remain on-call during work breaks

Prop 11 passed, here's everything you need to know about the proposition.

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>>> California and Bay Area election results here

>>> National election results here

PROP 11:

Requires private-sector emergency ambulance employees to remain on-call during work breaks. Eliminates certain employer liability. Initiative statute.


A "YES" vote allows ambulance service providers to require their employees to remain "on call" while taking breaks. Employees would be paid at their regular pay rate during their breaks.

Backers say it could potentially reduce ambulance response times to life-threatening emergencies, by allowing crews to be routed to a nearby call, even if they are "on break."


Backers of Proposition 11 collected enough signatures of registered California voters to qualify it as a ballot measure.


American Medical Response (AMR-A Major Private Ambulance operator, contracts with several cities & counties statewide.), Californians for Emergency Preparedness & Safety.*


California Teachers Association*


Backers believe local governments will save tens of millions of dollars each year by lowering the cost of emergency ambulance (EMS) costs. By keeping the current rules in place, some agencies may have to hire additional staffing to make sure all employees receive required breaks.

*NOTE: All information regarding donations as backers or opponents of a ballot measure reflects financial disclosures made to California's Secretary of State as of September 7, 2018.

LEARN MORE: CALmatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. Check out the CALmatters 2018 Election Guide

Take a look at full coverage on the 2018 election here.