that a proposal to repeal the recent law allowing illegal immigrants to obtains driver's licenses is bad because it's too trivial an issue to place in the state Constitution. Not that he's really wrong, but this is a battle that has long since been lost for most state constitutions, including California's. Here are a few excerpts from the current state constitution:
[Article 10A] SEC. 6. (a) The venue of any of the following actions or
proceedings brought in a superior court shall be Sacramento County:
(1) An action or proceeding to attack, review, set aside, void, or
annul any provision of the statute enacted by Senate Bill No. 200 of
the 1979-80 Regular Session of the Legislature.
(2) An action or proceeding to attack, review, set aside, void, or
annul the determination made by the Director of Water Resources and
the Director of Fish and Game pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section
11255 of the Water Code.
(3) An action or proceeding which would have the effect of
attacking, reviewing, preventing, or substantially delaying the
construction, operation, or maintenance of the peripheral canal unit
described in subdivision (a) of Section 11255 of the Water Code.
(4) An action or proceeding to require the State Water Resources
Development System to comply with subdivision (b) of Section 11460 of
the Water Code....
[Article 10B]SEC. 4. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, gill nets
and trammel nets may not be used to take any species of rockfish.
(b) In ocean waters north of Point Arguello on and after the
effective date of this article, the use of gill nets and trammel nets
shall be regulated by the provisions of Article 4 (commencing with
Section 8660), Article 5 (commencing with Section 8680) and Article 6
(commencing with Section 8720) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 6
of the Fish and Game Code, or any regulation or order issued pursuant
to these articles, in effect on January 1, 1990, except that as to
Sections 8680, 8681, 8681.7, and 8682, and subdivisions (a) through
(f), inclusive of Section 8681.5 of the Fish and Game Code, or any
regulation or order issued pursuant to these sections, the provisions
in effect on January 1, 1989, shall control where not in conflict
with other provisions of this article, and shall be applicable to all
[Article 20]SEC. 2. Except for tax exemptions provided in Article XIII, the
rights, powers, privileges, and confirmations conferred by Sections
10 and 15 of Article IX in effect on January 1, 1973, relating to
Stanford University and the Huntington Library and Art Gallery, are
continued in effect.