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Proposition 48

Official Title: Court Consolidation. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.






Official statewide election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: Amends Constitution to delete references to the municipal courts. These references are now obsolete due to the consolidation of superior and municipal trial courts into unified superior courts previously approved by voters. Deletes from Constitution the provisions providing for municipal courts in each county and vesting judicial power of the state in municipal courts. Makes certain conforming and related changes in Constitution to reflect consolidation. Provides that the constitutional provision governing the transition process to a unified superior court will be automatically repealed on January 1, 2007. No additional cost to state or local government.

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Contact Information


  California Law Revision Commission
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

(650) 494-1335


  Gary B. Wesley
Voter Information Alliance
P.O. Box 90151
San Jose, CA 95109

(408) 882-5070

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments




green check mark Howard Wayne, Assembly Member, 78th District   green check mark Gary B. Wesley, Co-Chair, Voter Information Alliance (VIA)
green check markDavid Heubner, Chair, California Law Revision Commission   green check mark Melvin L. Emerich, Co-Chair, Voter Information Alliance (VIA)

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Text of the Measure

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  Original Bill Information and History

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This page first published September 24, 2002 -- last updated November 6, 2002