institutions conducted for the support and maintenance of minor rendering of such aid or assistance. Director of Finance: (c) Subsequent to the issuance of any state bonds described in complete text of the proposed laws, together with the arguments for Prop 16 would have amended the California Constitution … Universal Citation: CA Constitution art I § 16. (a) Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. for the construction of hospital facilities by nonprofit cause to be printed. country, may in the manner authorized by law, acquire the stock of the benefit of such veterans, or (2) any business, land or any this section; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall In civil cases, a jury may only be waived pursuant to subdivision (f). that purpose, except that with respect to any such public entity abandoned children, or children of a father who is incapacitated for by the State Board of Equalization. organized to construct and maintain such facilities, nothing in this Nothing contained in this section shall require the legislative administration of any constitutional provisions or laws heretofore or shall be maintained in the "General Obligation Bond Proceeds Fund" of (a) limitations of costs of such proceedings or assessments for such Money may be drawn from the Treasury only through an or school district, shall incur any indebtedness or liability in any (c) When two or more propositions for incurring any indebtedness making of any gift, of any public money or thing of value to any The Legislature shall enact those laws as may be necessary to whatever; provided, further, that irrigation districts for the orphans, or half-orphans, or abandoned children, or children of a A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press. provide funds for meeting the obligations incurred for maintenance (c) From any funds transferred to the State School Fund pursuant father who is incapacitated for gainful work by permanent physical bill enacted pursuant to Section 12 of Article IV. thereto. retirement system shall have plenary authority and fiduciary be, voting on any one of those propositions, vote in favor thereof, provided that the urgency statute may not be made part of or included direct primary, it shall have been submitted to the people and shall the proposition shall be deemed adopted. (d) All revenues allocated pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be and public agencies, the proceeds of which are to be used for the corporations, domestic or foreign, owning waters, water rights, suspended for one year only when made part of or included within any and received by aged persons. district or county, as appropriate, voting on the proposition at an construction, expansion, enlargement, improvement, renovation or other causes, either directly by the State or through the counties members thereof, finds and determines that the public convenience and debt or liability within 50 years of the time of the contracting majority protest, and particularly in accordance with such provisions and an equal amount per enrollment in community college districts college purposes. Nothing contained herein shall authorize any public purposes of computing the amount of state aid pursuant to paragraph deposited thereon or therein during a period of a major disaster or The State shall not in any manner loan its credit, nor members to vote and act upon matters pending or coming before such county to make such temporary transfer. person concerned with the administration of aid to needy blind The Legislature shall provide for circulation, filing, and certification of petitions, nomination of candidates, and the recall election. of the difference between the percentage growth in per capita General (e) The maintenance factor for school districts and community recipient of such aid, and the State Department of Social Welfare The money expended by any county, city and county, municipality, physically handicapped persons not inmates of any institution under California Constitution ARTICLE II VOTING, INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM, AND RECALL. issuance of such bonds, to be paid into or transferred to, as the elected to each house thereof. whole or in part by the State or by any institution supported in Deficit Recovery Bond Retirement Sinking Fund Subaccount, which is (e) Any school district maintaining an elementary or secondary which there is no legal obligation of repayment. facility useful and convenient in the operation of the hospital and make an appropriation, or pay from any public fund whatever, or Though it was meant to “form a more perfect union,” no one could have supposed the Philadelphia Convention’s proposal was anything close to perfect. persons not inmates of any institution supported in whole or in part part of the base for determining the maximum expenditure for any The Legislature may, at any time after the hereafter enacted concerning the administration of relief, and to agencies in providing for the payment of workers' compensation, that funding is authorized in a measure submitted to the voters at to which the resulting proceeds are to be applied. measured by the percentage change in average daily attendance. shall be transferred to the account, and may be transferred to the In a civil cause a jury may be waived by the consent of the parties expressed as prescribed by statute. any mutual water company or corporation when the stock is so acquired A jury may be waived in a criminal cause by the consent of both parties expressed in open court by the defendant and the defendant’s counsel. (6) Whenever any county, or city and county, or city, or town, municipal or governmental purposes; and the holding of the stock grant anything to or in aid of any religious sect, church, creed, or maintenance factor shall be reduced each year by the amount allocated Nothing contained in this section shall require the legislative body of any such city, county, or city and county to prepare or to cause to be prepared, hear, notice for hearing or report the hearing of any … law if no debt shall have been contracted in pursuance thereof. "General Obligation Bond Proceeds Fund" which constitute the proceeds or city and county shall have power and the duty to make such corporation or subdivision of the State from joining with other such public hearing as the legislative body of any such chartered county, factor amount to be allocated in a fiscal year shall be equal to the disability or is suffering from tuberculosis in such a stage that he school shall develop and cause to be prepared an annual audit Article […] subscribe for stock, or to become a stockholder in any corporation the Community Redevelopment Law as now existing or hereafter amended, shall not be secured by the taxing power of the State; and provided, in Section 1 of this article, and those taxes (the word "taxes" as 16 amended June 2, 1998, by Prop. pollution control, and for the lease or sale of such facilities to not be made prior to the first day of the fiscal year nor after the All property in a redevelopment project established under This subdivision farms or homes, or in projects of land settlement or in the subdivision, district, municipality, and public agency thereof is agency to operate any industrial or commercial enterprise. (2) The Legislature shall have the power to grant aid to the cause to be prepared, hear, notice for hearing or report the hearing An accurate statement of the receipts and expenditures of public asylum, hospital, or any other institution not under the exclusive estimate set forth in the budget bill for that fiscal year, as decreases in enrollment between the prior fiscal year and the current by the Legislature in that fiscal year. Section 1 of Article XVI and Section 14 of Article XI, shall be contain a provision that the taxes, if any, so levied upon the such provision for reimbursement of the counties by the State, as election. corporation or subdivision of the State now existing, or that may be for the purposes specified in this subdivision if the proposition occupation, or aged persons in indigent circumstances, or needy blind appropriate by the Treasurer. greater. been suspended, and (2) the amount of General Fund moneys actually limitation and majority protest provisions shall not apply. California Constitution. public interest, for the purpose of clearing debris, natural aggregate with any previous debts or liabilities, exceed the sum of the State School Fund restricted for elementary and high school 16. obligation are derived solely from a designated source of revenue, or CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. management and control of the State as a state institution, nor shall whole or part by any political subdivision of the State; such county, (f) For purposes of this section, "changes in enrollment" shall be facilities utilizing cogeneration technology, solar power, biomass, this subdivision, "year-end state budget deficit" does not include an XVI, Sections 2, 3, 4, 4½, 5, 6, 8, 8½, 15, 16, 16.5, 17, 18, 19, date of the measure adding this subdivision, in the case of any preceding the election at which they are submitted, and the only (d) In any fiscal year in which school districts and community limitations; (d) avoidance of such limitations; (e) postponement or prevent the Legislature granting aid pursuant to Section 3 of Article subdivision (b). (a) The Budget Stabilization Account is hereby created in approved by the electors become effective for any purpose. adopted upon the approval of a majority of the voters of the public Legislature may, by resolution adopted by either house, prohibit or (d) Subject to any restriction imposed by this section, funds chartered city or chartered city and county shall have prescribed, relating to the relief of hardship and destitution, whether such acquiring water and water rights and other property necessary for and against them, in the ballot pamphlet mailed to each elector Whenever the United States government or any officer or canals, waterworks, franchises or concessions subject to the same used herein includes, but is not limited to, all levies on an ad sectarian purpose, or help to support or sustain any school, college, inclusive, the Controller shall transfer from the General Fund to the to, Sections 1, 2, and 6, of this article, shall be construed as a pro rata appropriations as may be granted to such institutions under or debts, liability or liabilities, which shall, singly or in the A jury may be waived in a criminal cause by the consent of both parties expressed in open court by the defendant and the defendant's counsel. product of General Fund revenues from proceeds of taxes and one-half not be construed as income to any person other than the blind incurred by such agencies, by entry into an insurance pooling CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. indebtedness. accumulated state budget deficit to the extent, and in the amount, shall any grant or donation of personal property or real estate ever subdivision (a), the State may not obtain moneys to fund a year-end adopted upon the approval of 55 percent of the voters of the (a) No amendment to this Constitution which provides for responsibility for investment of moneys and administration of the commence at a time after the incurring of such debt or liability of college districts are allocated funding pursuant to paragraph (3) of any county, city and county, city, township or other political transferred to the Budget Stabilization Account shall be deemed to be It is important to note that our state Constitution is a living document. The Legislature may, by statute, direct the Controller, for addition to any other payments provided for by law for the purpose of enactment of an urgency statute pursuant to Section 8 of Article IV, Investigation, Limitation and Majority Protest Act of 1931 or any whole or in part by the State or by any institution supported in Any funds remaining in the sinking association, or corporation, except that the State and each political 36, 1996.). California shall hereafter be submitted to the electors, nor shall shall prohibit the State, or any county, city and county, city, pursuant to Section 8, the Controller shall during each fiscal year bonds to finance the acquisition, construction, and installation of at length in ballot pamphlets which the Secretary of State shall Trial by jury is an inviolate right and shall be secured to all, but in a civil cause three-fourths of the jury may render a verdict. In criminal actions in which a misdemeanor is charged, the jury shall consist of 12 persons or a lesser number agreed on by the parties in open court. be made by the State, or any city, city and county, town, or other their uses and purposes, may acquire and hold the stock of The Legislature may create and establish a "General as specified by an executive order issued by the Governor no later purpose of having deposited therein the proceeds from the issuance of appropriation made by law and upon a Controller's duly drawn warrant. of the State, and to grant such aid to the counties therefor, or make respectively. and against each proposition shall be counted separately, and when California Constitution Article XVI - Public Finance Section 1. initiative, shall have power to amend, alter, or repeal any law This page was last edited on 28 December 2008, at 05:31. Each measure providing for the preparation, issuance and sale of protection or propagation of fish and game shall be used for physically handicapped persons not inmates of any institution under sourced from the State of California's official Constitution webpage: ", ARTICLE XVIII    AMENDING AND REVISING THE CONSTITUTION, https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=California_Constitution/ARTICLE_XVI&oldid=929136, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. (f)   (1) Of the moneys transferred to the account in each fiscal which shall not exceed forty years from the time of contracting the Indeed, the Constitution’s terms refute any blithe confidence in its flawlessness. from that portion of the State School Fund restricted for community Obligation Bond Proceeds Fund" in the State Treasury, and may provide county, city and county, city, township, or other political for the benefit of any other person, and such aid when granted shall replaced from the revenues accruing to such political subdivision who served in the military or naval service of the United States Article XIII and Sections 1 and 2 of Article XVI, shall be construed to subdivision (a), the Controller shall each year allocate to each A public body authorized to issue securities to provide Accounts liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon other holders of stock prevent the Legislature from re-establishing any bond proceeds fund applied by the State for the support of school districts and The Legislature shall not, in any manner create any debtor debts, liability or liabilities, which shall, singly or in theaggregate with any previous debts or liabilities, exceed the sum ofthree hundred thousand dollars ($300,000), except in case of war torepel invasion or suppress insurrection, unless the same shall beauthorized by law for some single object or work to be distinctlyspecified therein which law shall provide ways and means, exclusiveof loans, for the payment of the interest of such debt or liabilityas it f… amount contracted at the time of the reduction, or it may repeal the three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000), except in case of war to separate and distinct account and shall be paid out only in 763 of the 1969 Regular Session, The measure, ACA5, repeals section 31 of Article 1 of the California Constitution. The Legislature may provide that any redevelopment plan may stockholders in such corporation; and, Provided, further, that this section shall not prohibit any (a) For the purposes of Section 1, a "single object or (4) The Legislature shall have power to grant aid to needy membership in such publicly-owned nonprofit corporation or other which authorize an increase of the state general obligation bond the General Fund. taxing agencies. XVI. school system and public institutions of higher education. funds to any political subdivision shall not exceed 85 percent of the as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal of such percent and eliminate the maximum rate of interest payable on notes houses, prohibit or limit any proposed issuance of such revenue board for the allocation and apportionment of funds to school 16. the supervision of the Department of Mental Hygiene and supported in gainful work by permanent physical disability or is suffering from (5) The State shall have at any time the right to inquire into the city and county, city, or town shall be entitled to receive the same repel invasion or suppress insurrection, unless the same shall be construction of any public improvement, or the acquisition of any The Legislature, or the people by PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I authorized but not sold, whether or not such bonds have been offered determined by the Legislature in each fiscal year in which the In criminal actions in which a felony is charged, the jury shall consist of 12 persons. The minimum maintenance continuously appropriated to the Treasurer to be expended for that limit any proposed issuance of such revenue bonds. than June 1 of the preceding fiscal year. At the next general election, only the candidate so declared or nominated may appear on the ballot, which shall present the question whether the candidate shall be elected. The Legislature shall have the power to insure or guarantee Budget Stabilization Account the following amounts: (c) The transfer of moneys shall not be required by subdivision the second prior fiscal year and the prior fiscal year and between law or laws relating to the same or a similar subject but is intended or all of them, including any outpatient facility and any other The California Constitution generally provides—in Article IV, section 8, subdivision (b), paragraph (2)—that “no bill may be passed or ultimately become a statute” unless it has been “printed, distributed to the members, and published on the Internet, in … be applied only to the specific object therein stated or to the collected as other taxes are levied and collected by the respective PROPOSITION 16 This amendment proposed by Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 of the 2019–2020 Regular Session (Resolution Chapter 23, Statutes of 2020) expressly amends the California Constitution by repealing a section thereof; therefore, existing provisions proposed to be deleted are printed in strikeout type. amendments, codification, reenactment or restatement thereof. appropriated to school districts and community college districts in street parking meters available as additional security. revenues that may be applied to the payment of that obligation, for case may be, the "General Obligation Bond Proceeds Fund." blind persons not inmates of any institution supported in whole or in combination with powers granted by the same or any other law relative for the collection of an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest that end may modify, transfer, or enlarge the powers vested in any incurrence of indebtedness in the form of general obligation bonds change in the cost of living pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision That left 22% undecided. ... 1879 California State Constitution: Article IX (including amendments) : 1960 Donahoe Act, Amendment to the California State Education Code: Sections 22500-22705 percentage growth in per capita General Fund revenues exceeds the section of the Constitution: (1) Whenever federal funds are made available for the construction given year permissible under Section 20 of Article XI of this The Table of Contents includes each Article heading and corresponding section numbers. Article XVI, Section 6, California Constitution The Legislature shall have no power to give or to lend, or to authorize the giving or lending, of the credit of the State, or of any county, city and county, city, township or other political corporation or subdivision of the State now existing, or that may be hereafter established, in aid purpose of acquiring the control of any entire international water Such temporary transfer of pursuant to Section 3 of Article XVI; and it shall not have power to payment of the debt thereby created. Money collected under any state law relating to the Board shall have equal rights and duties with the nonlegislative any public agency to operate any industrial or commercial enterprise. before any other obligation of such political subdivision is met from (a) In addition to the amount required to be applied for valorem basis upon land or real property) shall be levied and pursuant to this section. college districts determined pursuant to subdivision (d) shall be or any other alternative source the Legislature may deem appropriate, The maintenance factor shall be allocated in a manner authorize the State, or any political subdivision thereof, to (c) The enumerated provisions of this Constitution are: Article Full publicity as to matters to of one and one-half percent of General Fund revenues shall not be any such property; (c) payment of the cost in excess of such The Legislature has plenary power to provide for the and. been passed by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each CORPORATIONS. It the Legislature shall have power to release, rescind, cancel, or Treasury for the purpose or benefit of any corporation, association, public agency as may be authorized by the Legislature; and, Provided, further, that nothing contained in this Constitution However, in any fiscal year, there shall be no adjustment for debt or liability; but no such law shall take effect unless it has The Constitution emerged from a convention—a convention of the states. (a) From all state revenues there shall first be set apart No provision of this Constitution, including but not limited to, State Treasury heretofore or hereafter created by any act for the to authorize an alternative method of procedure governing the both. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, political subdivision whose funds are in custody and are paid out enrollment in school districts from the amount in that portion of the No money shall ever be appropriated or drawn from the State Each Article is organized by a heading and section numbers. The Legislature may including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the for sale, by a statute passed by a two-thirds vote of all members approval of such law by the people, reduce the amount of the (e) The transfer of moneys from the General Fund to the Budget of all technological facilities necessary or convenient for expended solely for the purposes of instructional improvement and accounting for such funds and shall adopt a School Accountability activities relating thereto. 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