Proposition Summary

Senate Constitutional Amendment 15. Adds Section 1a to, and amends Section 6, 7, and 8 of, Article VI of Constitution. Creates judicial council, with chief justice as chairman and ten judges selected by him from various courts, to regulate court practice and procedure and exercise functions provided by law; eliminates judges pro tempore and provisions for judge acting when requested by Governor or Superior Judge; authorizes chairman to assign judge to act when calendar congested, judge unable to act, or vacancy exists, allowing assigned judge larger salary of assigned position; changes provisions for filling Superior Court vacancies.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 468750; A: 64.7; N: 256252; B: 35.3

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Senate Constitutional Amendment

Code Sections Affected

Added Cal. Const. art. VI, section 1a. Amended Cal Const. art. VI, sections 6, 7 and 8.

For Author

M. B. Johnson, State Senator, Eleventh District; J. M. Inman, State Senator, Seventh District