Senate Constitutional Amendment 13. Amends specified sections of Articles IV and VI. Adds new sections to Article VI. Creates Court of Criminal Appeals consisting of a Chief and four Associate Justices (twelve-year terms, salaries same as Supreme Court Justices) to succeed to jurisdiction of Supreme Court in death penalty cases and criminal jurisdiction of District Courts of Appeal. Governor appoints first Justices of Court of Criminal Appeals for specified terms, thereafter offices are elective. Grants Supreme Court limited appellate power to pass on validity of a law after decision thereon by Court of Criminal Appeals.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 278498; A: 16.8; N: 1378765; B: 83.2
Senate Constitutional Amendment
W. P. Rich, Senator, Tenth District; Walter McGovern, Senator, Fourteenth District
Thomas P. Scollan, Senator, Nineteenth District
COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS California Proposition 12 (1936).