Senate Constitutional Amendment 53 amending section 19 of article XI of constitution. Authorizes any municipal corporation to acquire and operate public utilities; to grant franchises to operate same under regulations prescribed by its organic law or otherwise by law: but eliminates from present section provisions authorizing municipal government to regulate charges for services under such franchises; and authorizes municipal corporation to furnish the product or service of public utility operated by it to users beyond its limits, to other municipalities, and to inhabitants thereof without consent of such municipalities.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 231724; A: 45.4; N: 278129; B: 54.6
Senate Constitutional Amendment
A. H. Breed, State Senator Fifteenth District
PUBLIC UTILITIES IN MUNICIPALITIES California Proposition 8 (1914).