Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Adds Article XXXII to Constitution. Permits wagering and gambling in licensed establishments. Creates five-man state commission empowered to license and supervise pari-mutuel betting at tracks, off-track bookmaking, wagering on athletic and skill contests, and gambling games and devices. Authorizes commission to operate or license gaming, lotteries, etc. Imposes percentage taxes on money wagered, revenue to be deposited in pension and welfare fund for payment of aged and blind aid allowances. Names first members of commission, future members to •be elected. Continues licensing authority of Horse Racing Board.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 789297; A: 22.8; N: 2675641; B: 77.2
Roy G. Owens, Vice President, Pension and Taxpayers Union, Inc.; Glen S. Wilson, Former Townsend Plan National Field Representative; Aaron Sapiro, Attorney at Law
Francis V. Keesling, Sr., Chairman, Californians Against the Gambling Combine; Mrs. Edward T. Walker, President, California Congress of Parents and Teachers; Mrs. Chalmers McGaughey, Chairman, Southern California Citizens Committee
LEGALIZING AND LICENSING GAMBLING California Proposition 6 (1950).