Proposition Summary

Senate Constitutional Amendment 8. Adds section 1b to Article IV, Constitution. Legislature may empower administrative officers to decide law or facts establishing jurisdiction; forbid court annulling findings supported by substantial evidence; authorize judicial review, prescribing court's jurisdiction Supreme Court's jurisdiction subject to section 4c, Article IV; only Supreme Court reviewing Railroad Commission's decisions, only appellate court Industrial Accident Commission's decisions. Forbids court annulling decisions of fact, supported by sufficient evidence, by administrative agencies on municipal affairs, when declared final by city or county charter or ordinance thereunder. Like powers in other cities or counties unaffected.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 323558; A: 22.7; N: 1103717; B: 77.3

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Senate Constitutional Amendment

For Author

Robert W. Kenny, Senator, Thirty-eighth District.; T. H. DeLap, Senator, Seventeenth District.; W. P. Rich, Senator, Tenth District.

Against Author

A. B. Bianchi; Dan Hadsell, Attorneys, San Francisco, California.