Declares state policy is to prohibit obscene matter and conduct. Redefines "obscene" and "knowingly" ; provides rules and procedure for prosecuting violations; jury unless waived determines amount of fine. Makes conspiracy' to violate obscenity laws a felony. Authorizes seizure of obscene matter with procedure for summary determination of character. Requires vigorous enforcement and authorizes civil action to compel prosecutor to perform his duties.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2533921; A: 43.6; N: 3271308; B: 56.4
Chaplain E. Richard Barnes, Capt. USN (Ret) Assemblyman, 78th District; Loyd Wright, Sr., Past President, American Bar Association; Jay Kaufman, Ph. D., Consulting Psychologist
Bishop Donald Harvey Tippett, President, Northern California Council of Churches; Charles Warren, Member of the Assembly, 56th District, California Legislature; Martha Boaz, Past Chairman, Committee on Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
OBSCENITY California Proposition 16 (1966).