Referendum against act of Legislature (Chapter 849, Statutes 1935) requiring every person or organization owning, operating, or controlling one or more stores, wherein merchandise is sold at retail, obtain annual State license; prescribing fifty cents application fee for each store and one dollar license fee for one store, increasing license fee progressively for second and additional stores to five hundred dollars for each store over nine; excepts filling stations, ice distributing establishments, restaurant facilities of common carriers, newspaper offices, stores wherein sales are incidental to rendering personal service, theatres and motion picture houses.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 1067443; A: 43.8; N: 1369778; B: 56.2
Chris N. Jespersen, Senator, Twenty-ninth District; Melvyn I. Cronin, Member of the Assembly, Twenty-fifth District
Ray W. Hays, Senator, Thirtieth District; Paul A. Richie, Member of the Assembly, Seventy-ninth District
RETAIL STORE LICENSE California Proposition 22 (1936).