Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Declares Attorney General. State's chief law officer, shall see all State laws enforced, directly supervise district attorneys, sheriffs and other enforcement officers designated by law, and require from them written reports concerning criminal matters. Empowers him to prosecute, with district attorney's powers, violations within superior court's jurisdiction; assist district attorneys when public interest or Governor requires, and perform other duties prescribed by law; Governor and Controller allowing his necessary expenses from general fund. Makes his salary same as Supreme Court Associate Justice, prohibiting him from private practice, and requiring his entire time in State service.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 1063290; A: 70.3; N: 449075; B: 29.7
Code Sections Affected
Added Cal. Const. art. V, section 21.
Earl Warren, District Attorney of Alameda County and Secretary of the District Attorneys' Association of California, Oakland; W. C. Rhodes, Sheriff of Madera County, Madera
ATTORNEY GENERAL California Proposition 4 (1934).