DISASTER ASSISTANCE. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Specifically provides that nothing in the Constitution shall prohibit the state, or any of its subdivisions or local governments, from providing aid to persons for the purpose of clearing debris, natural materials, and wreckage from private lands and waters deposited thereon during a major disaster or emergency declared by the President. Such aid must be found to be in the public interest and its cost eligible for federal reimbursement. Recipient must indemnify public entity from any claim against it arising from rendering such aid. Fiscal impact on state or local governments: No direct state or local costs.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 4986629; A: 82.9; N: 1026516; B: 17.1
Senate Constitutional Amendment
Code Sections Affected
Amended Cal. Const. art. XVI, section 6
DISASTER ASSISTANCE California Proposition 7 (1980).