Assembly Constitutional Amendment 27. Adds Section 3 to Article XIV of Constitution. Declares general welfare requires water resources be beneficially used, and waste or unreasonable use or unreasonable method of use prevented, and requires conservation for public welfare. Declares right in stream or water course limited to water reasonably required for beneficial use, riparian rights attaching to flow required therefor, and shall not extend to waste or unreasonable use or unreasonable method of use or of diversion. Appropriator or riparian owner lawfully entitled to water not to be deprived thereof. Declares section self-executing and permits legislation in furtherance.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 913125; A: 77.2; N: 270163; B: 22.8
Assembly Constitutional Amendment
Code Sections Affected
Added Cal. Const. art. XIV, section 3.
B. S. Crittenden, Assemblyman, Nineteenth District; R. P. Easley, Assemblyman, Eighteenth District
WATER California Proposition 7 (1928).