Proposition 59

Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question.

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Asks whether California's elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.

Semi-Official Election Results:

Yes votes: 4,278,239 [52.3%]

No votes: 3,900,758 [47.7%]


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