Act submitted to electors by referendum. Prohibits waste of crude petroleum oil; defines waste as including physical destruction, production, storage and uneconomic use thereof; creates conservation commission composed of oil and gas supervisor and five members elected by districts as therein provided; prescribes commission's powers and duties; authorizes commission to investigate production of oil, requires sworn statements from producer, hearings; determines whether waste is committed, ascertains nonwasteful production, regulates, limits production, requires those committing waste by excessive production to desist therefrom; authorizes injunctions against violating commission's orders and provides for closing wells pending court order.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 303417; A: 21.2; N: 1124592; B: 78.8
Will R. Sharkey, State Senator, Ninth District; Ralph H. Clock, State Senator, Thirty-third District
Ray W. Hays, State Senator, Thirtieth Senatorial District
OIL CONTROL California Proposition 1 (1932).