The Montana Criminal Law Basis Amendment, also known as C-33, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Montana, where it was approved.
| C-33 (Criminal Law Basis)|
| Yes|| 225,349|| 71.4%|
Official results via: The Montana Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
The Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. The Montana Constitution currently provides that laws concerning criminal punishment are based upon the principles of prevention and reformation. This proposal would amend the Constitution to include public safety and restitution as additional principles upon which the criminal laws are to be founded. If approved the measure would take effect July 1, 1999.