California Ballot Propositions

This guide is a list of California ballot propositions that were on the ballot starting with 1944. This list may not be comprehensive.

Between 1944-1960

May 16, 1944

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Const. art. 13, §1

Taxation of Federal Property

November 7, 1944

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Mil. & Vet. Code §§ 990-991.3

Veterans Bond Act of 1943

2

Y

Const. art. 13, §1 1/4

Taxation - Veterans Exemption

3

Y

Const. art. 5, §22

Constitutional Officers Compensation

4

Y

Const. art. 13, §1c

Taxation - Exemption: Relig,Hosp, & Char. Org.

5

Y

Const. art. 20, §3.5

Public Officers & Employees - Reinstatement after Military Service

6

N

 

Legislature: Sessions, Budget

7

Y

Const. art. 4, §23b

Legislature: Expenses of Members

8

N

 

Validating Tax Deeds

9

Y

Uncodified

Funds for Elementary Schools

10

Y

Const. art. XI, §5

Compensation for Officers

11

N

 

Retirement Payment: Gross Income Tax

12

N

 

Right of Employment

November 5, 1946

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Mil. & Vet. Code §§ 993-994.3

Veteran´s Bond Act of 1946

2

N

 

Greyhound Racing

3

Y

Const. art. 9, §15

Public Schools

4

Y

Const. art. 4, §31

Business Loans for Veterans

5

N

 

Creation of Court of Tax Appeals

6

Y

Const. art. 4, §§ 2, 34, 34a

Annual Sessions of the Legislature

7

Y

Const. art. 9, §3.3

County Board of Education

8

Y

Const. art. 9, §3.1

County of Superintendent of Schools

9

Y

Const. art. 9, §2.1

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

10

Y

Const. art. 5, §22

Salary of the Governor

11

N

 

Fair Employment Practices Act

12

Y

Const. art. 4, §1b

Amendment of Laws Adopted by Initiative

13

N

 

Allocation of Public School Funds

14

Y

Const. art. 5, §16

Disability of the Governor to Act

15

N

 

Validation of LEgislative Amend. to Alien Land Law

16

Y

Repealed Const. art. 13, §12

Repeal of Educational Poll Tax

17

Y

Const. art. 12, §22

Public Utilities Commission

November 2, 1948

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

N

 

Taxation - Veterans Exemption

2

N

 

Local Control & Enforcement of Intoxicating Liquors

3

Y

Lab. Code § 6902

Railroad Brakemen - Initiative

4

Y

Const. art. 25

Aged & Blind Aid - Initiative

5

N

 

Compensation of Legislators

6

N

 

Regulation of Commercial Fishing

7

Y

Const. art. 2, §1

Residence of Voters

8

Y

Const. art. 6, §8

Superior Judges - Vacancies

9

Y

Const. art. 5, §16

Succession to Governorship

10

Y

Const. art. 4, §1c

Initiatives - Relate to One Subject

11

N

 

Municipal Charters

12

N

 

Local Control of Intoxicating Liquors

13

N

 

Senate Reapportionment

14

N

 

Creation of State Housing Agency

15

N

 

Fish Nets - Initiative

16

Y

Chiropractic Act of 1922

Chiropractors - Amendment

17

N

 

State Civil Service Exemption

18

N

 

State Payment of Tax Exemption Losses

19

Y

Const. art. 6, §25 1/2

Fish & Game Commission

November 8, 1949

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Const. art. 16, §15

School Bonds

2

Y

Const. art. 27, repealed art. 25

Aged & Blind Aid

3

Y

Const. art. 6, §2

Legislative Sessions & Pay

4

Y

Repealed Const. art. 7, §§ 7 1/2a, 8a, 18 1/2a  
Amended Const. art. 11, §18

Local Government Issues

5

Y

Repealed Const. art. 20, §19

Const. Conv. 1878-79 - Payment of Expenses

6

Y

Repealed Const. art. 4, §1A

Effective Date of 1933 Statutes

7

Y

Repealed Const. art. 13, §§ 1.6, 8a, 14 1/2, 14 3/4, 15 1/2, 16 1/2
Amended §§ 14, 14 4/5.
Added Const. art.18

Revision of Tax Provisions

8

Y

Const. art. 4, §22

State Fiscal Affairs

9

Y

Repealed Const. art. 22, §§ 4-9

Remove obsolete provisions relating to adoption of Constitution of 1879

10

Y

Repealed Const. art. 1, §26a

Inoperative Suspension Provision (repeal of)

11

N

 

State Offices, Legislators Judges

12

Y

Uncodified

Daylight Savings Time -  Initiative

June 6, 1950

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Const. art. 16, §6

Veterans Farm & Home Bonds

2

N

 

Veterans Possessory Interest

3

Y

Const. art. XI, § 18 1/4

Financing of Off-Street Parking

November 7, 1950

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

N

 

Personal Property Taxation

2

Y

Const. art. 4, §1d

Naming People to Office

3

Y

Const. art. 6

Inferior Court Reorganization

4

Y

Const. art. 2, §1

Eligibility to Vote

5

N

 

Legislators - Service on Boards & Commissions

6

N

 

Legalizing and Licensing Gambling

7

Y

8.1 Chiropractic Act of 1922

Chiropractors

8

N

 

Compensation of Local Officers

9

Y

Const. art. 24, §§ 4 & 6

State Civil Service

10

Y

Const. art. 34

Require Election to Establish Public Housing Project Initiative

11

Y

Torrens Act - §4.81 -48.9

Land Title - Torrens Act Amendments

November 4, 1952

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Const. art. 16, §16

Veterans Farm & Home Bonds

2

Y

Const. art. 9, §6

Public School Funds - (Initiative) Const. Amend.

3

Y

Rev. & Tax. Code §214

Taxation - Welfare Exemptio of Non-Profit Schools
(Referendum)

 4

 Y

Const. art. 4, §22

Payments to Needy Blind

5

Y

Const. art. 20, §19

Subversive Persons & Groups

6

Y

Const. art. 20, §3

Oaths of Office

7

Y

Elec. Code §§ 53, 3928.1, 3946

Elections - Ballot
Designations of Party Affiliation (Referendum)

8

Y

Const. art. 13, §1 1/2

Taxation - Church Bldgs Under Construction

9

 Y

Const. art. 13, §1a

Taxation - College Bldgs Under Construction

10

N

 

Public Funds - Prohibitions of Expenditures

11

N

 

Payment to Aged Persons - Initiative

12

Y

Const. art. 4, §20

Military Service by Public Officers

13

N

 

Elections - Prohibitory Cross Filing

14

Y

Repealed Const. art. 19

Constitutional Restrictions on Chinese

15

Y

Const. art. 13, §§ 14 4/5 & 16

Taxation - Insurance Companies & Banks

16

Y

Const. art. 11, §8

Borough Form of City Government

17

N

 

Chiropractors - Amend to Chiropractic Initiative

18

Y

Const. art. 13, §19

Community Redevelopment Projects

19

N

 

Grand Juries

20

Y

Const. art. 4, §22

State Funds: Hospital Construction

21 

Y

Const. art. 6, §8

Superior Judges Vacancies

22

N

 

Property Tax Statements

23

N

 

Description of Property for Assessment

24

Y

Const. art. 16, §16.5

School Bonds 

November 2, 1954

#  

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Mil. & Vet. Code §§ 906.25 et seq.

Veterans' Bonds

2  

Y

Const. art. 16, §17

School Bonds

3  

Y

Const. art. 20, §22

Alcoholic Beverage Control

4

N

 

Aid to Needy Aged

5  

Y

Const. art. 13, §4

Taxation - Exemption of Vessels

6   

Y

Const. art. 4, §2

Salary of Legislators

7

Y

Land Title Law (1914) - Amendment

Land Titles - Authorizes Legislature to amend Torrens Act - Initiative

8

N

 

Taxation - Exemption - Commercial Fishing Vessels

9  

Y

Const. art. 13, §1 1/2

Taxation - Church Exemption - Property Under Construction

10

N

 

 Terms of State Officers

11  

Y

Const. art. 13,  §1 1/4

Taxation - Exemption for Disabled Veterans

12 

N

 

Voting Eligibility

13

N

 

Vernon City Charter

14  

Y

Const. art. 13, §1a

Taxation - College Exemption - Property Under Construction

15  

Y

Const. art. 13, §1c

Taxation - Welfare Exemption - Property Under Construction

16  

Y

Const. art. 14, §4

Water Rights of Govt Agencies

 17

N

 

Street & Hywy Fund - Vehicle Parking

18  

Y

Const. art. 1, §17

Non-Citizen Residents - Property Ownership

19  

N

 

Inferior Court Judges

20  

Y

Const. art. 11, §7 1/2

Framing County Charters

November 6, 1956

#    

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Mil. & Vet. Code ch 6, div. 4

Veterans Bonds - Homes & Farms

2  

Y

Const. art. 16, §18

School Bonds

3  

Y

Const. art. 16, §4 1/2

State Construction Program Bonds

4

N

 

Oil & Gas Conservation - Initiative

5  

Y

Const. art. 20, §22

Alcoholic Beverage Establishments

6  

Y

Const. art. 13, §1 1/2

Taxation - Church Exemptions - Parking Lots

7

N

 

Change name of Assembly to
"House of Representatives"

8  

Y

Const. art. 4

Legislative Budget Sessions Dates

9

N

 

Borough Form of County Government

10

N

 

State Civil Serv Contract - Architects & Engineers

11  

Y

Const. art. 11, §7 1/2

Framing County Charters

12  

Y

Const. art. 16, §1

State Indebtedness

13 

Y

Repeal of Initiative Act

Repealing Alien Land Law

14  

Y

Const. art. 4, §23a

Legislative Employees

15  

Y

Const. art. 4, §31
Const. art. 12, §13

Public Water Supplies:
Mutual Water Companies

16  

Y

Const. art. 6, §4

Civil & Criminal Appeals

17  

Y

Const. art. 6, §§ 17, 25

Constitutional Provisions Relating to Judiciary

18

N

 

Inferior Court Judges

19  

Y

Const. art. 21, §22

State Boundaries

November 4, 1958

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1  

Y

Mil. & Vet. Code §§996.60 et seq.

Veteran Bond Act of 1958

2  

Y

Const. art. 16, §19

School Bonds

3  

Y

Const. art. 16, §19.5

State Construction Program Bonds

4   

Y

Const. art. 16, §8 1/2

Harbor Development Bonds

5

N

 

Compensation of Legislators

6

N

 

State Indebtedness

7   

Y

Const. art. 4, §38,
Const. art. 5, §16

Govt Functions: Wartime Disaster

8   

Y

Const. art. 2, §1 1/2

Residential Voting

9   

Y

Const. art. 4, §2

General Legislative Sessions

10  

N

 

Eminent Domain: Airports & Schools

11

N

 

Local Street And Road Bonds

12

N

 

Legislators as Notary Public

13

N

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction - Appointive

14

N

 

Compensation of Local Officers

15

N

 

Boxing matches - Amend of Initiative

16

N

 

Taxes - School Property - Initiative

17

N

 

State Sales, Use & Income Tax Rates - Initiative

18

N

 

Employer-Employee Relations
(Right to Work) -Initiative

June 7, 1960

 #

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Const. art. 16, §21

Veterans Farm & Home Bonds

2  

Y

Const. art. 16, §20

School Bonds

3  

Y

Const. art. 16, §1

State Indebtedness 

November 8, 1960

#

Y/N

Codification

Description

1

Y

Water Code §§12930 et seq.

Water Resources Development Bond Act

2

N

 

Terms of Assemblymen (4 yrs.)

3  

Y

Const. art. 13, §1 1/4

Taxation - Disabled Veterans Exemption

4  

Y

Const. art. 20, §16

Terms of Office - Agency Managing State College System

5

N

 

Compensation of Legislatures

6  

Y

Const. art. 13, §2.6

Assessment of Golf Courses

7

Y

Chiropractic Initiative Act

Chiropractors - Amendments

8

N

 

Eligibility to Vote (Felons)

9  

Y

Const. art. 11, §10

Claims Against Chartered Cities & Counties

10
 

Y

Const. art. 6, §§1a-c, 10b, 26a

Administration of Justice - membership of judicial counsel - committee on judicial qualification

11

Y

Const. art. 13, §§1 1/4, 1 1/4a

Veterans Tax Exemption

12  

Y

Const. art. 4, §§5, 9, 10, 13, 20, 22

Constitution: Eliminates Obsolete Provisions

13

Y

Const. art. 6, §4e

Dist. Ct. of Appeal: Appellate Jurisdiction

14

N

 

Street & Highway Funds - Grade Crossing Bonds

15

N

 

Senate Reapportionment - Initiative

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