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California 1938 ballot propositions

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25 statewide ballot propositions were on the November 8, 1938 ballot in California.

  • 7 were approved.
  • 18 were defeated.

On the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Labor Definition of lawful labor dispute practices, including pickets and boycotts Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 2 Animals Definition and regulation of animal pounds; rules for treating cats and dogs in pounds Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Revenue from motor vehicle fuel taxes reserved for public streets and highways Approveda

CICA Proposition 4 Transportation Creation of a Highway and Traffic Safety Commission Defeatedd

IndISS Proposition 5 Fishing Regulation of commercial fishing designed to guard against the depletion of species Approveda

LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Taxation of insurance companies Approveda

LRCA Proposition 7 Welfare Administration of funds for the purpose of relieving hardship and destitution Approveda

LRCA Proposition 8 Public finance State funds can be allocated by the legislature for county and municipal purposes Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 9 Veterans Disabled veterans wounded in time of peace no longer eligible for war veterans' tax exemption Defeatedd

VR Proposition 10 Resources Oil leases on state-owned tidelands at Huntington Beach Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes State and County Boards of Equalization Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Prohibition on taxes or fees on properties associated with the Golden Gate International Exposition Approveda

VR Proposition 13 Bonds/Utilities Referendum on sale of revenue bonds to pay for construction or acquisition of public utilities Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 14 Judiciary State judges convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude can be removed by California Supreme Court Approveda

LRCA Proposition 15 Judiciary Composition of Judicial Council and its ability to adopt rules of judicial conduct governing all state judges Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 16 Judiciary Ability of retired judges to perform judicial functions in some circumstances Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 17 I&R Timing of elections on ballot initiatives after petitions are presented to California Secretary of State Approveda

LRCA Proposition 18 Public finance State money, except University of California money, to be held in trust by State Treasurer Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 19 Veterans Surplus in the veterans' farm and home building fund can be distributed to war veterans whose used the fund Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 20 Taxes Property taxes: rules for assessing, limits on and exemptions from Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 21 Taxes Tax exemptions for churches, orphanages and colleges Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 22 Local governance Rules governing the proposal of city charters and amendments thereto Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 23 Legislature State legislature can spend up to $10 per day per legislator on support staff Defeatedd

VR Proposition 24 Resources Competitive bidding for leases to eleven parcels of state-owned tide at Huntington Beach for oil drilling Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 25 Taxes Retired elderly electors are entitled to receive at least thirty $1.00 warrants with which to pay taxes Defeatedd

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