Proposition Summary

Senate Constitutional Amendment 16. Repeals Sections 4 and 9, amends Section 5, Article XI. Requires Legislature to regulate compensation of supervisors, district attorneys and auditors; supervisors to regulate compensation of other officers in county (except Municipal Court judges), and number, appointment, terms and compensation of deputies and employees. Prohibits increase of compensation or extension of term after election or during term. Permits allowance of additional deputies or increase in their compensation. Validates Political Code Section 4056d, enacted by present Legislature, relating to supervisors' powers and duties as to county and township officers, deputies and employees.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 698186; A: 68.2; N: 325920; B: 31.8

Election Type

Special Election

Proposition Type

Senate Constitutional Amendment

Relevant Case

Voters v. Board of Supervisors of Trinity County: 8 Cal. 4th 765, 1994

Code Sections Affected

Amended Cal. Const. art. XI, section 5. Repealed Cal. Const, art. XI, sections 4 and 9.

For Author

J. I. Wagy; Andrew R. Schottky; Harry A. Perry; Ben Hulse, Members of the California State Senate