Proposition Summary

Senate Constitutional Amendment 48. Amends Constitution, Article I, section 14. Declares no right of way, or lands to be used for reservoir purposes, shall be appropriated to use of any corporation until full compensation therefor is first made in money or paid into court for owner; provided that the State, counties, municipal corporations, and other public corporations of character therein stated, may in eminent domain proceedings take immediate possession of such rights of way or such lands upon depositing such money as court directs to secure to owner immediate payment of just compensation for such taking.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 922649; A: 67.8; N: 437536; B: 32.2

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Senate Constitutional Amendment

Code Sections Affected

Amended Cal. Const. art. I, section 14.

For Author

Senator Herbert C. Jones, Santa Clara County; Senator Walter Duval, Ventura County; Senator Ralph Swing, San Bernardino County