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HR 5 - Statement of Opposition to Proposition 8 - Key Vote

California Key Votes




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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (44-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Statement of Opposition to Proposition 8

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that states the Assembly's opposition to Proposition 8, alleging it to be an "improper revision" of the state constitution and not an amendment thereof, and thus failing to meet constitutional requirements.

-Specifies that Article XVIII of the state constitution specifies that while an amendment to the constitution can be achieved through the initiative process, a proposed revision of the constitution must be approved by a two-thirds vote in each chamber of the legislature. -Specifies that the California Supreme Court ruled in Livermore v. Waite (1894) and subsequent rulings that a revision to the state constitution is a substantial change to the "underlying principles" of the state constitution or the structure of the "basic governmental plan." -Specifies that Article III of the state constitution establishes the courts as the ultimate authority in interpreting and enforcing the principle of equal protection. -Alleges equal protection to be a foundational principle underlying the state constitution and an essential structural role in the basic governmental plan. -Alleges Proposition 8 severely undermines the foundational principle of equal protection, and thus would be considered an revision of the state constitution that cannot be achieved through a simple majority vote by the electors.
Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Statement of Opposition to Proposition 8


  • Tom Ammiano (CA - D) (Out Of Office)


  • Karen Bass (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Beall Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Blumenfield (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia Brownley (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anna M. Caballero (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles M. Calderon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wesley 'Wes' Chesbro (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Coto (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hector De La Torre (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin de Leon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Eng (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Noreen Evans (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Feuer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Fong (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Felipe Fuentes (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Warren Furutani (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Hayashi (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald A. 'Jerry' Hill (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jared William Huffman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave Jones (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted W. Lieu (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bonnie Lowenthal (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fiona Ma (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony Mendoza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William W. 'Bill' Monning (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pedro Nava (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • V. Manuel Pérez (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Pérez (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Curren De Mille Price Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ira Ruskin (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Casillas Salas (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lori Saldaña (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Skinner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jose Solorio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sandré R. Swanson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom A. Torlakson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alberto Torrico (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mariko Yamada (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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