Proposition Summary

Senate Constitutional Amendment 2. Adds section 11 to Article XVI of Constitution. Declares Legislature has plenary power to provide for administration relief and many modify transfer or enlarge powers vested in Relief Administrator, Relief Commission or similar State agency or officer. Provides the Legislature or people by initiative may amend, alter or repeal laws relation to relief of hardship and destitution whether resulting from unemployment or otherwise, and may provide for administration of relief of hardship and destitution either directly by the state or through the counties thereof, and grant aid to or reimburse the counties therefore.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 1166589; A: 58.3; N: 834332; B: 41.7

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Senate Constitutional Amendment

Code Sections Affected

Added to Cal. Const. art. XVI, section 11.

For Author

Ralph E. Swing, Senator, Thirty-sixth District; W. P. Rich, Senator, Tenth District

Against Author

Henry C. Todd