Senate Constitutional Amendment 12. Amends Sections 3, 4, 5, 13, adds Sections 4a, 4b, 4c, 11a, repeals short Section 11, Article VI, of Constitution. Changes provisions for electing Supreme Court Justices and filling vacancies therein; changes jurisdiction of Supreme Court, District Court of Appeal and Superior Court; empowers Legislature to create more such District Courts and divisions thereof, redivide State into Appellate Districts, establish appellate departments of Superior Court in county having municipal court, determine number and jurisdiction of municipal and inferior courts, and judges thereof, their qualifications and compensation, ratifies legislation fixing municipal court's exclusive jurisdiction at law.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 650333; A: 61.3; N: 410138; B: 38.7
Senate Constitutional Amendment
Code Sections Affected
Added Cal. Const. art. VI, sections 4a, 4b, 4c and 11a. Amended Cal. Const. art. VI, sections 3, 4, 5 and 13. Repealed Cal. Const. art. VI, section 11.
Daniel C. Murphy, State Senator, Twenty-fourth District; Harry A. Chamberlin, State Senator, Thirty-first District
COURTS California Proposition 11 (1928).