Act submitted to electors by referendum. Amends Civil Code sections 1401 and 1402, adding thereto sections 1402a and 1271. Gives either spouse right to will half of community property to lineal descendants or other spouse, but not otherwise without latter’s written consent. In absence of testamentary disposition vests entire community property in surviving spouse except any portion reserved by judicial decree for wife’s support which, if not willed by her, vests in her heirs excluding husband. Excludes half of community property from inheritance taxes and in computing administration fees.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 246875; A: 32.0; N: 524133; B: 68.0
Chester H. Rowell
L. H. Roseberry
COMMUNITY PROPERTY California Proposition 13 (1920).