Proposition 11 Requires ambulance crews to remain on call through their rest and meal breaks, was approved by voters on Tuesday.

Supporters have argued that mandatory rest breaks will unfairly raise costs for the industry and possibly lead to cutbacks in available ambulances in some communities.  Opponents, led by labor unions representing the workers, argue the crews are tired and overworked, making them less effective in the event of an emergency.


According to supporters, governments will  save millions of dollars each year by lowering the cost of emergency ambulance costs.