Asks whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. • Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional. • States that the proposed amendment should clarify that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings. • No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.
Legislative Vote Results
Senate: Ayes 26 Noes 12; Assembly: Ayes 51 Noes 26
Popular Vote Results
Y: 5228881; A: 52.7; N: 4684951; B: 47.3
Legislative Advisory Question
BEN ALLEN, State SenatorMICHELE SUTTER, Co-FounderMoney Out Voters InKATHAY FENG, Executive DirectorCalifornia Common Cause
JEFF STONE, State Senator28th DistrictKATCHO ACHADJIAN, State Assemblyman35th District
Rebuttal Against Author
MARK LENO, State SenatorMICHELE SUTTER, Co-FounderMoney Out Voters InKATHAY FENG, Executive DirectorCalifornia Common Cause
Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question. California Proposition 59 (2016).