Proposition Summary

Senate Constitutional Amendment 29. Amends Constitution, Article IV, sections 2, 23, 34, 34a; repeals Article V, section 4; adds section 4.5 thereto. Provides annual sixty day session of Legislature. Regulates passage of bills. Increases authority of Legislature at extraordinary sessions. Allows legislators' expenses during attendance at sessions. Requires budget be prepared annually; regulates submission and passage of budget bill. Limits increase of general fund appropriations except school appropriations to five percent of preceding year; limits property taxes. Empowers Legislature to regulate election returns for Governor and Lieutenant Governor: ratifies act of Fifty-third Session relating thereto.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 556469; A: 30.5; N: 1268684; B: 69.5

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Senate Constitutional Amendment

For Author

Robert W. Kenny, Senator, Thirty-eighth District, Los Angeles.; Edward H. Tickle, Senator, Twenty-fifth District, Monterey and San Benito Counties.

Against Author

J. James Hollister, Senator, Thirty-first District, Santa Barbara County.