Proposition Summary

LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Repeals and reenacts Article XII relating to regulation of public utilities. Transfers to Article XX certain provisions relating to franchises. Grants Legislature plenary power to confer additional authority on Public Utilities Commission. Permits Commission to establish own procedures subject to statute and due process. Gives Commission authority to fix rates, establish rules, do other things, and prescribe uniform system of accounts for all utilities. Deletes provisions authorizing Legislature to divide state into districts and other provisions relating to members of Commission; deletes provisions relating to rate discrimination. Declares no substantive changes intended by this amendment. Financial impact: None.

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Legislative Vote Results

FINAL VOTE CAST BY LEGISLATURE ON ACA 36 (PROPOSITION 12): Assembly - Ayes, 66; Noes, 0 -- Senate - Ayes, 27; Noes, 1

Popular Vote Results

Y: 3356121; A: 69.0; N: 1506169; B: 31.0

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Assembly Constitutional Amendment

Code Sections Affected

Repealed Cal. Const. art. XII, Added Cal. Const. art. XII

For Author

Barry Keene, Assemblyman, 2nd District; Judge Bruce Sumner, Chairman, Constitution Revision Commission; W. Craig Biddle, Senator, 36th District