California 1956 ballot propositions

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19 statewide ballot propositions were on the November 6, 1956 ballot in California.

On the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $500 million in bonds to assist California war veterans to acquire farms and homes Approveda
LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $100 million of bonds for school construction for "physically handicapped or mentally retarded minors." Approveda
LBM Proposition 3 Bonds $200 million of bonds for state educational institutions, mental and correctional institutions Approveda
CISS Proposition 4 Regulation Create California Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to prevent waste Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Alcohol Permit alcohol to be served "in public premises in which food need not be served" Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Tax exemption for churches extends to adjacent or non-adjacent property needed and used for church parking Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Legislature Change name of the California State Assembly to the "California House of Representatives" Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Legislature Require budget session of legislature to convene in February of each even-numbered year instead of March. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Local governance County charters can establish a borough form of government Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't State can retain private architects and engineers by contract Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 11 Local governance Allow one year, instead of six months, for preparation of proposed county charter by board of freeholders. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Bonds Set maximum permissible term of statutory state bond issues at 50 instead of 75 years Approveda
CISS Proposition 13 Immigration Repeal "Alien Land Law" of 1920, which was already inoperative Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Legislature Rules for selection of state legislative officers, attaches and employees Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Water State and political subdivisions allowed to acquire shares of mutual water company stock Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Judiciary Authorize state's Judicial Council to determine time within which California Supreme Court must hear appeals Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Judiciary Repeal constitutional provision regulating salaries of superior court and appellate judges Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Judiciary Judges of justice courts eligible for office as judges of superseding municipal courts Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 19 Admin of gov't Changes, alterations and redefinitions of California's state boundaries Approveda

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