Amendment 11:

Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes

 

The proposal would remove constitutional language that prohibits “aliens ineligible for citizenship” from owning property. It also would remove obsolete language that authorizes a high-speed rail system. It would revise language to make clear that the repeal of a criminal statute does not affect the prosecution of any crime committed before the repeal.

 

The exact ballot summary language reads:

 

"Removes discriminatory language related to real property rights. Removes obsolete language repealed by voters. Deletes provision that amendment of a criminal statute will not affect prosecution or penalties for a crime committed before the amendment; retains current provision allowing prosecution of a crime committed before the repeal of a criminal statute."

 

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Repeal of ‘alien land' law goes on ballot

Voters will get a chance in November to remove a provision in the state Constitution that was intended to prohibit illegal immigrants from owning land.