CAsuppL - State Government of California Supplemental...

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tate Government of California State Government of California Supplemental Section
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alifornia Constitution California Constitution urrent Constitution signed in 1879 (original Current Constitution signed in 1879 (original in 1849, statehood in 1850). 10 total pages (vs 4 of the US • 110 total pages (vs. 4 of the US Constitution). • Notable differences. – Explicitly provides gender rights. – Prohibits punishments that are cruel or unusual. – Stronger free speech rights.
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tructure Structure nlike the US gov’t (which is a federal Unlike the US gov t (which is a federal system – different levels), the California tate gov’ tisa nitary ystem state gov t is a unitary system. • Like the federal gov’t, the California state
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egislative Branch Legislative Branch he California State Legislature is The California State Legislature is bicameral. – California State Senate • 4 year terms.
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