June 14, 2016 •
CA Voters to Weigh In on ‘Citizens United’ Ballot Question
California’s Senate Bill 254 became law without the governor’s signature on June 9, 2016.
The measure will place a ballot question on the November 8, 2016 ballot asking voters whether California’s elected officials should use all of their constitutional authority, including proposing and ratifying one or more amendments to the United States Constitution, to overturn the Citizens United decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.
A previous version of this bill was approved by lawmakers in 2014, but was blocked by legal challenges until January 2016 when the Supreme Court of California upheld the Legislature’s power to use advisory ballot measures.
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