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ELECTION OF UNITED STATES SENATORS. Assembly Constitutional Amendment | YES
92 amending section 20 of article V of constitution. Eliminates provisions of pres32
ent section prohibiting governor from being elected United States senator during his term of office, and instead provides that such senators shall be elected by the
NO people of the state in the manner provided by law. PUBLIC UTILITIES IN MUNICIPALITIES. Senate Constitutional Amendment 53
amending section 19 of article XI of constitution. Authorizes any municipal corporation to acquire and operate public utilities; to grant franchises to operate same
YES under regulations prescribed by its organic law or otherwise by law; but eliminates 33
from present section provisions authorizing municipal government to regulate charges for services under such franchises; and authorizes municipal corporation to furnish the product or service of public utility operated by it to users beyond its
NO limits, to other municipalities, and to inhabitants thereof without consent of such municipalities.
TAXATION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 6 amending
section 1 of article XIII of constitution. Present section unchanged but proviso YES
added declaring taxable all lands and improvements thereon owned beyond its limits 34 by a county or municipal corporation, if taxable at the time acquired by it; exempt
all such taxable property assessable by assessor of county, or municipal corporation NO where situated, subject to review and adjustment by state board of equalization.
SACRAMENTO STATE BUILDING BONDS.
of state bonds in the sum of $3,000,000 for additional state buildings in Sacramento,
payable in fifty years, and bearing interest at four per cent. 35
AGAINST THE STATE BUILDINGS BONDS.
FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO STATE BUILDING ACT. This act provides for the issu
ance and sale of state bonds to create a fund for the construction, erection, equipment, completion and furnishing of a state building or buildings upon a lot of land in the city and county of San Francisco, to be used by the officers and departments
of the state which are located in said city and county of San Francisco. 36 AGAINST THE SAN FRANCISCO STATE BUILDING ACT. This act provides for the
issuance and sale of state bonds to create a fund for the construction, erection, equipment, completion and furnishing of a state building or buildings upon a lot of land in the city and county of San Francisco, to be used by the officers and departments
of the state which are located in said city and county of San Francisco. FOR THE STATE FAIR GROUNDS BONDS. This act provides for the issuance and
sale of state bonds in the sum of $750,000 for improvement of the state fair grounds
at Sacramento, payable in fifty years, and bearing interest at four per cent. 37
AGAINST THE STATE FAIR GROUNDS BONDS.
LOS ANGELES STATE BUILDING BONDS. Initiative act providing for the issuance and sale of state bonds in the sum of $1,250,000 to create a fund for the acquisition
of a site in the city of Los Angeles, for the construction thereon of a siate building and for equipment thereof to be used by the officers and departments of the state maintaining offices in said city, said bonds to bear interest at four per cent and to
NO mature at different periods until July 2, 1965. SUSPENSION OF PROHIBITION AMENDMENT. Initiative amendment adding sec
tion 26a to article I of constitution. Provides that if proposed amendment adding YES
sections 26 and 27 to article I of constitution relating to manufacture, sale, gift, use 39
and transportation of intoxicating liquors be adopted, the force and effect of section 26 shall be suspended until February 15, 1915, and that, as to the manufacture and transportation for delivery at points outside of state only, it shall be suspended until NO January 1, 1916, at which time section 26 shall have full force and effect.
EXTRA SESSIONS OF DISTRICT COURTS OF APPEAL. Assembly Constitutional
Amendment 32 adding section 4a to article VI of constitution. Authorizes governor
to call extra sessions of district courts of appeal; requires such call when requested 40
provides that governor, chief justice and presiding justice shall each select one of the three judges of such sessions from judges of any district court of appeal or superior court who shall serve without further compensation; provides for assign
ment of causes thereto, jurisdiction thereof, and termination of such sessions. MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE. Senate Constitutional Amendment 12 amending section
412 of article VI of constitution. Omits from present section word "criminal,"
thereby providing that no judgment shall be set aside or new trial granted in any 41 case, civil or criminal, for misdirection of jury or improper admission or rejection of
examination of entire cause, including the evidence, court is of opinion that error complained of resulted in miscarriage of justice.
PLACE OF PAYMENT OF BONDS AND INTEREST. Senate Constitutional Amend
ment 13 amending section 1312 of article XI of constitution. Authorizes any 42
county, municipality, irrigation district or other public corporation, issuing bonds or places within or outside of United States, and in domestic or foreign money,
designated therein. EXEMPTING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FROM TAXATION. Senate Consti
tutional Amendment 15 adding section la to article XIII of constitution. Exempts 43
from taxation buildings, grounds within which same are located not exceeding one hundred acres, equipment, securities and income used exclusively for educational purposes, of any educational institution of collegiate grade within this state not con
ducted for profit. MINIMUM WAGE. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 90 adding section 1712 to
article XX of constitution. Authorizes legislature to provide for establishment of
minimum wage for women and minors, and for comfort, health, safety and general 44 welfare of any and all employees: declares that no constitutional provision shall be
hereafter created such power as legislature deems requisite to accomplish provisions of this section.
ONE DAY OF REST IN SEVEN. Initiative act prohibiting, except in cases of urgent
emergency, the working for wages, or requiring or employing any person to work, YES
more than six days or forty-eight hours a week, the keeping open or operating 45
certain places of business or selling property on Sunday ; declares Sunday provisions of act inapplicable to works of necessity, or to member of religious society which observes another day as day of worship and who on such day keeps his place of business closed and does not work for gain; declares violation of act misdemeanor
NO and prescribes penalties. DRUGLESS PRACTICE. Initiative act creating state board for drugless physicians, with office in Oakland, creating fund from fees for members' and employees' salaries
YES and expenses, regulating examinations and issuance of certificates. Authorizes
holders thereof to treat all physical or mental ailments of human beings without 46 drugs or medicine. nuseri Doctora Briar Pos P." in connection with "Drugless
person practicing any drugless system for six months prior to effective date of act. Prescribes penalties for violations of act; and repeals all inconsistent provisions of
NO medical act.
PROHIBITION ELECTIONS. Initiative amendment adding section 142 to article IV of
constitution. Prohibits, for eight years after this election, state election on questior of prohibiting or permitting transportation of intoxicating liquors and any election
on question of prohibiting or permitting the manufacture or sale thereof; prohibits 47
state election or election under local option law or charter upon latter question within eight years of like election thereon; declares majority vote in each municipality or district at this election upon prohibition amendment to article I of constitution, and at any statewide prohibition election hereafter, makes same license or non-license territory.
FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO HARBOR IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1913.
This act provides for the improvement of San Francisco harbor and for the payment of all costs
thereof out of San Francisco harbor improvement fund. 48 AGAINST THE SAN FRANCISCO HARBOR IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1913. This act
provides for the improvement of San Francisco harbor and for the payment of all costs thereof out of the San Francisco harbor improvement fund.
CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY OF STATE.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA. I, Frank C. Jordan, Secretary of State of the State of California, do hereby certify that the foregoing forty-eight measures will be submitted to the electors of the State of California at the general election to be held throughout the State on the third day of November, 1914.
Witness my hand and the great seal of State, at office in Sacramento, California, the twentyfifth day of September, A. D. 1914.