ELECTED DISTRICT ATTORNEY. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Presently the State Constitution does not provide for elected district attorneys. State statutory law provides for elected district attorneys but provides that office may be made appointive office by local popular vote. This measure amends the Constitution to require the Legislature provide for an elected district attorney in all counties. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of state and local government fiscal impact: This measure would have no direct state or local fiscal effect.
Legislative Vote Results
Assembly - Ayes, 68; Noes, 2 -- Senate - Ayes, 37; Noes, 0
Popular Vote Results
Y: 5422619; A: 82.3; N: 1164585; B: 17.7
Senate Constitutional Amendment
Code Sections Affected
Amended Cal. Const. art. XI, sections 1 and 4
David Roberti, State Senator, 23rd District; Dan McCorquodale, State Senator, 12th District; Cecil Hicks, District Attorney, County of Orange President, California District Attorneys Association
Gary B. Wesley, Attorney at Law
Rebuttal Against Author
David Roberti, State Senator, 23rd District; Dan McCorquodale, State Senator, 12th District
Elected District Attorney California Proposition 59 (1986).