Proposition Summary

Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Amends and adds various constitutional provisions to provide for or affect two-year legislative sessions, automatic adjournment, special sessions, recesses, effective date of statutes, limitation on time for introduction of bills and presentation to Governor, budget bill time limits and procedure, vetoes, Governor's annual report, pardons, and legislators' terms and retirement. Financial impact: Cost decrease to state of between $16,500 and $60,000 per year.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 4521981; A: 60.9; N: 2906291; B: 39.1

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Assembly Constitutional Amendment

Code Sections Affected

Amended Cal. Const. art. IV, sections 2(a), 3, 4, 7(d), 8(c), 10, 11, 12(c), 23(b), Amended Cal. Const. art. V, sections 3, 8, Amended Cal. Const. art. XX, section 20, Added Cal. Const. art. XX, section 25

For Author

Bob Moretti, Assembly Speaker; Bob Monagan, Assembly Republican Leader; Fred Marler, Senate Republican Leader

Against Author

Ken MacDonald, Assemblyman, 37th District

Rebuttal Author

Ken MacDonald, Assemblyman, 37th District