1960 California Constitutional Amendment: Section 16 of Article XX, Legislation

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Chapter 19
Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 1–A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State by amending Section 16 of Article XX thereof, relating to publicly supported higher education.

[Filed with Secretary of State April 7, 1960.]

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Legislature of the State of California at its 1960 First Extraordinary Session, commencing on the first day of February, 1960, two-thirds of all members elected to each of the two houses of the Legislature voting in favor thereof, hereby proposes to the people of the State of California that the Constitution of the State be amended as follows:

That Section 16 of Article XX be amended to read:

SEC. 16. When the term of any officer or commissioner is not provided for in this Constitution, the term of such officer or commissioner may be declared by law; and, if not so declared, such officer or commissioner shall hold his position as such officer or commissioner during the pleasure of the authority making the appointment; but in no case shall such term exceed four years; provided, however, that in the case of any officer or employee of any municipality governed under a legally adopted charter, the provisions of such charter with reference to the tenure of office or the dismissal from office of any such officer or employee shall control; and provided further, that the term of office of any person heretofore or hereafter appointed to hold office or employment during good behavior under civil service laws of the State or of any political division thereof shall not be limited by this section.

The Legislature may provide terms of office for not to exceed eight years for the members of any state agency created by it in the field of public higher education which is charged with the management, administration, and control of the State College System of California.

Source Citation:

California Constitution. 1960. “California Constitutional Amendment.” Article 10, §§ 16, chapter 19. https://oac.cdlib.org/view?docId=hb458005bm&chunk.id=&brand=oac4&doc.view=entire_text

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State of California. 1960. "1960 California Constitutional Amendment: Section 16 of Article XX, Legislation." History of Higher Education. https://higheredhistory.gmu.edu/primary-sources/1960-california-constitutional-amendment-section-16-of-article-xx-legislation/