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ORDER OF MEASURES ON BALLOT, AND LOCATION IN THIS PAMPHLET.
ited annexation of contiguous territory- 89
ation with consent of annexed territory- 85
SUMMARY OF MEASURES SUBMITTED TO ELECTORS.
(Total number, 48.)
S. C. A. No. 12. Miscarriage of justice-----
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION SUBMITTED BY LEGISLATURE.
ACTS OF LEGISLATURE SUBMITTED TO REFERENDUM.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION,
Abolition of poll tax-
BONDING PROPOSITIONS SUBMITTED BY INITIATIVE PETITION.
AMENDMENTS TO PENAL CODE SUBMITTED BY INITIATIVE PETITION.
GENERAL LAWS SUBMITTED BY INITIATIVE PETITION.
AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION.
AMENDMENTS TO PENAL CODE.
58 Section 626k. Non-sale of game
70 San Francisco harbor improvement.
32 State Fairgrounds...
33 University of California buildings--
50 One day of rest in seven---
97 Regulating investment companies.
Voting by absent electors.---
59 Water commission act
MANNER IN WHICH QUESTIONS, PROPOSITIONS, PROPOSED LAWS AND CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS WILL BE DESIGNATED ON THE BALLOT.
CALLING CONVENTION FOR REVISION OF CONSTITUTION. Assembly Concur
rent Resolution 17. Recommends that electors vote for or against a convention for YES
revising the constitution; provides that if majority vote in favor thereof, the legis1 lature shall at next session provide for election of delegates to such convention and
the holding thereof at state capitol within three months from date of election calling the same, and that it shall continue in session until it has completed the work of
NO revision and provided for submission thereof to electors. PROHIBITION. Initiative amendment adding sections 26 and 27 to article I of consti
tution. Prohibits the manufacture, sale, girt, or transportation wholly within the YES
state, of intoxicating liquor; permits any citizen to enjoin violations; makes the 2 showing that the manufacture, use, sale, gift oor transportation was for medicinal,
actions, and requires regulation by law of such acts for said purposes; prohibits transportation into this state of intoxicating liquor, unless shown to be for such pur
NO poses, subject, however, to United States laws; prescribes and authorizes penalties. EIGHT HOUR LAW. Initiative act adding section 393 12 to the Penal Code. Declares
it a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or imprisonment in county jail or both, for any YES 3 ,
foreman or other agent to require or permit, any person in his employ to work more than eight hours in one day, or more than forty-eight hours in one week, except in
NO case of extraordinary emergency caused by fire, flood, or danger to life or property. ABATEMENT OF NUISANCES. Act submitted to electors by referendum. Declares nuisance any building or place where acts of lewdness, assignation or prostitution
YES occur, and general reputation admissible to prove existence of nuisance; prescribes 4 of
property used in aid thereof, closing premises to any use for one year unless court releases same upon bond of owner; prescribes fees therefor, making same and all costs payable from proceeds of such sale, requiring sale of premises to satisfy any
NO deficiency; makes fines lien upon interest in premises. INVESTMENT COMPANIES ACT. Submitted to electors by referendum. Creates
state corporation department. Authorizes governor to appoint commissioner of corporations who shall employ necessary deputies, fix their compensation, have control YES
over investment companies and investment brokers and power of examination 5
thereof as in state banks; prohibits issuance of securities before investigation by commissioner, regulates issuance and sale thereof, taking subscriptions therefor, advertisements and circulars respecting same; creates rund from official fees and declares salaries and expenses payable therefrom; provides for broker's permit and
NO agent's certificate, reports by companies and brokers, appeal to court from commis
sioner's decision, and penalties for violations. WATER COMMISSION ACT. Submitted to electors by referendum. Creates state
water commission for control of appropriation and use of waters; defines rights in YES 6
and water rights, appropriation thereof, apportionment of same between claimants, issuance of licenses, and revocation thereof; declares present rights of municipal NO
corporations unaffected. LOCAL TAXATION EXEMPTION. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 7 adding sec
tion 812 to article XIII of constitution. Authorizes any county or municipality to YES
exempt from taxation for local purposes in whole or in part, any one or more of 7
hold furniture; live stock; merchandise; machinery; tools; farming implements; vehicles; other personal property except franchises; provides that ordinance or reso- NO lution making such exemptions shall be subject to referendum; and requires that
taxes upon property not exempt from taxation shall be uniform. EXEMPTING VESSELS FROM TAXATION. Senate Constitutional Amendment 17
adding section 4 to article XIII of constitution. Exempts from taxation until and YES 8 including January 1, 1935, except for state purposes, all vessels over 50 tons burden,
REGULATING INVESTMENT COMPANIES. Initiative act authorizing governor to
appoint auditor of investments empowered to employ deputies and fix their compensation, defining investment companies, authorizing examination thereof by auditor
and judicial investigation of their practices, defining securities and prohibiting 9
sale thereof to public, or taking subscriptions therefor, by such companies before filing with auditor their nancial statement and description of security, excepting from act certain companies and individuals, securities thereof and certain installment securities, regulating advertisements and circulars regarding securities, creating fund from official fees for salaries and expenses under act; repeals all laws on subject adopted heretofore or concurrently herewith.
ABOLITION OF POLL TAX. Initiative amendment to section 12 of article XIII of the YES 10
constitution. Provides that no poll or head tax for any purpose shall be levied or collected in this state.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BUILDING BOND ACT. Initiative measure provid- YES
ing for the issuance and sale of state bonds in the sum of $1,800,000 to create a 11
fund for the completion and construction of buildings on the grounds of the University of California in the city of Berkeley, said bonds to bear interest at four and
NO one half per cent and to mature at different periods until January 5, 1965.
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 88 amend
ing section 2 of article XVIII of constitution. Present section unchanged except in following particulars: provides that delegates to constitutional conventions shall be
nominated at non-partisan primary election as prescribed by legislature, those re12 (
more if tied) being only candidates at further election; authorizes legislature to submit for adoption by electors other plans for selecting delegates; provides that convention shall meet within nine months after election, and may submit new constitution or amendments or revisions of that existing, as alternative propositions or otherwise.
QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS AT BOND ELECTIONS. Initiative amendment adding
section 7 to article II of constitution. Provides that no elector may vote on question 13
of incurring bonded indebtedness of state or political subdivision thereof, unless he is owner of property taxable for payment of such indebtedness and assessed to him on last assessment roll.
VOTING BY ABSENT ELECTORS. Initiative act providing for issuance of certificate
of identification and ballot to voters who will be absent from home precincts on
election day ; provides that upon presentation by elector of such certificate and ballot 14
in sealed envelope to judge of election on election day at polls in any precinct more than ten miles from polls where registered, such elector may mark said ballot in secret, judge to mail same to county clerk where voter registered; prescribes form of certificate and canvass of ballots ; authorizes elector to vote at home precinct upon surrender of certificate and ballot.
DEPOSIT OF PUBLIC MONEYS. Initiative amendment to section 16 12 of article XI
of constitution. Present section unchanged except in follo articulars: Au- YES
thorizes banks in which public moneys are deposited to furnish, as security, bonds of 15
districts within municipalities, or of a corporation qualified to act as sole surety on bonds or undertakings, to an amount in value, or with a penalty, of at least ten per cent over amount of deposit; provides that no deposit under section shall exceed
NO at any time fifty per cent of paid up capital and surplus of depository bank. CONDEMNATION FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES. Senate Constitutional Aniendment 16 adding section 20 to article XI of constitution. Authorizes state, county or munic
YES ipality to condemn neighboring property within its limits additional to that actually
intended for proposed improvement; declares same taken for public use; defines 16
estate therein and manner of dealing therewith to further such improvement; permits county or municipality to condemn lands within ten miles beyond its boundaries for certain public purposes, with consent of other county or municipality if such lands lie therein; requires terms of condemnation, lease or disposal of such additional
property to be prescribed by law. EXPOSITION CONTRIBUTION BY ALAMEDA COUNTY Senate Constitutional
Amendment 34 amending section 18 of article XI of constitution. Present section unchanged but proviso added authorizing Alameda county, at election therefor, to
YES incur bonded indebtedness not exceeding $1,000,000, bearing interest not exceeding 17
five per cent, bonds redeemable within forty years and salable at not less than par, proceeds payable on terms fixed by supervisors to Panama-Pacific International Exposition Company for exposition in San Francisco; authorizing special tax upon all NO taxable property in Alameda county to pay interest and create sinking fund for
payment of said bonds. NON-SALE OF GAME. Act amending Penal Code section 626k, submitted to electors
by referendum. Declares the buying, selling, shipping, offering or exposing for YES
sale, trade or shipment, of any wild game, bird, or animal (except rabbits and wild 18 ), in I, ,
or the dead body of the same, or any part thereof, a misdemeanor; prescribes punishment therefor; and declares section does not prohibit sale of wild duck from Novem
NO ber 1st to December 1st of same year. CONSOLIDATION OF CITY AND COUNTY, AND LIMITED ANNEXATION OF CON
TIGUOUS TERRITORY. Initiative amendment to section 8 12 of article XI of constitution. Present section unchanged except to authorize chartered cities to establish YES
municipal courts, and control appointments, qualifications and tenure of municipal 19 officers and employees; authorizes çities exceeding 50,000 population to consolidate
territory was formed on consolidation, or concurrently or subsequently added to territory excluded from original consolidated territory ; requires consent of annexed
NO territory and of county from which taken; prescribes procedure for consolidation and annexation.
PRIZE FIGHTS. Initiative act amending Penal Code. Prohibits the engaging in or
furthering in any way prize fights or remunerative boxing exhibitions, training therefor, or betting thereon; the conducting, participating in or witnessing any box
ing exhibitions on Memorial Day or Sunday; authorizes regulated four-round ama20
about to promote or participate in prohibited contests and requires bond against committing offense; declares self-incrimination no disqualification of witness; prohibits his prosecution for offense disclosed ; authorizes conviction upon accomplice's uncor
roborated testimony; prescribes penalties. CITY AND COUNTY CONSOLIDATION, AND ANNEXATION WITH CONSENT OF
ANNEXED TERRITORY. Initiative amendment to section 8 12 of article XI of con
stitution. Present section unchanged except to authorize chartered cities to establish 21 of
officers and employees; authorizes cities exceeding 175,000 population to consolidate under charter and to annex any contiguous territory, but only upon consent of such territory and of county from which such territory is taken; prescribes procedure for consolidation and annexation.
LAND TITLE LAW. Initiative act amending act for certification of land titles. Constitutes county recorders registrars of title; prescribes procevure for obtaining decree
YES establishing title and ordering registration; provides for issuance of certificates of
title, method of effecting transfers, notation of liens, encumbrances and charges, 22 correction of register and certificates, protection of bona fide purchasers, registration
stitution otherwise provides; permits charters framed under constitution for counties 23 of municipalities and general laws for other counties, and municipalities to provide
otherwise, or for nomination or election, or both, of all or any portion of candidates
ASSEMBLY PAY ROLL EXPENSES. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 23 amend
ing section 23a of article IV of constitution. Increases the amount allowed for the 24
total expense for officers, employees and attachés of assembly at any regular or biennial session of legislature from present amount of five hundred dollars per day to six hundred dollars per day; makes no other change in operation of present section.
ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF MUNICIPAL CHARTERS. Assembly Constitu
tional Amendment 25 amending section 8 of article XI of constitution. Authorizes cities of more than thirty-five hundred population to adopt charters; prescribes method therefor, and time for preparation thereof by freeholders; requires but one legislature, method and time for amendment, and that of several conflicting concurrent amendments one receiving highest vote shall prevail; authorizes charter to confer on municipality all powers over municipal affairs, to establish boroughs and confer thereon general and special municipal powers.
LEGISLATIVE CONTROL OF IRRIGATION, RECLAMATION AND DRAINAGE DIS
TRICTS. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 47 amending section 13 of article XI 26 of constitution.
Present section unchanged but proviso added authorizing legislature to provide for supervision, regulation and conduct, in such manner as it may determine, of affairs of irrigation, reclamation or drainage districts, organized or existing under laws of this state.
COUNTY CHARTERS. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 60 amending section 712
of article XI of constitution. Present section unchanged except in following par
ticulars: Authorizes county charter framed thereunder to relate to any matters 27
authorized by constitution, and adds paragraph 442 authorizing such charter to provide for discharge by county officers of certain municipal functions of any municipality within said county incorporated under general laws which so authorize, or of any municipality therein whose charter framed under section 8 of article XI SO authorizes.
REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 62
amending section 23 of article XII of constitution. Present section unchanged except in following particulars: Railroad commission given exclusive power to fix
public utility rates in all incorporated municipalities; such municipalities, by vote of 28
electors thereof, may retain that control over public utilities which relates to local, police, sanitary, and other regulations only, or surrender same to railroad commission; omits provision authorizing, such municipalities to reinvest themselves with powers so surrendered ; declares right of incorporated municipalities to grant public utility franchises not affected by section.
INCORPORATION OF MUNICIPALITIES. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 81
amending section 6 of article XI of constitution. Present section unchanged except
municipal functions of municipalities incorporated under general laws when electors 29
thereof so determine; municipalities hereafter organized under charters, and those heretofore so organized, when empowered by charter amendment, may legislate respecting municipal affairs, subject only to charter restrictions; in other matters they are subject to general laws; municipal charters may require county officers to
NO perform municipal functions whenever general laws or county charter authorize such performance.
IRRIGATION DISTRICTS CONTROLLING INTERNATIONAL WATER SYSTEMS.
NO owns or holds title to the part thereof situated in a foreign country. VALUATION OF CONDEMNED PUBLIC UTILITIES BY RAILROAD COMMISSION.
Assembly Constitutional Amendment 87 adding section 23a to article XII of consti
tution. Authorizes railroad commission to exercise such power as shall be conferred YES 31 upon it by legislature to fix compensation paid for property of public utility con
demned by state, county, municipality or municipal water district; declares right of legislature to confer such powers upon railroad commission to be plenary and un
NO limited by any constitutional provision; and confirms all acts of legislature in accordance herewith heretofore adopted.