Senate Constitutional AmendmentNo. 11


Introduced by Senator Fuller

February 10, 2016


Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 11—A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Section 1 of Article II thereof, relating to elections.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SCA 11, as introduced, Fuller. Elections: initiative, referendum, and recall.

The California Constitution provides that all political power is inherent in the people and that government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit. The California Constitution provides that the people have the right to alter or reform government when the public good may require.

This measure would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this provision.

Vote: 23. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

P1    1Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the
2Legislature of the State of California at its 2015-16 Regular
3Session commencing on the first day of December 2014, two-thirds
4of the membership of each house concurring, hereby proposes to
5the people of the State of California, that the Constitution of the
6State be amended as follows:

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That Section 1 of Article II thereof is amended to read:

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SECTION 1.  

All political power is inherent in the people.
9Government is instituted forbegin delete theirend deletebegin insert the people’send insert protection, security,
P2    1andbegin delete benefit, and theyend deletebegin insert benefit. The Peopleend insert have the right to alter or
2reformbegin delete itend deletebegin insert governmentend insert when the public good may require.



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