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How Many Sections are in California’s Constitution?

Has anyone really ever asked this question?

By Chris Micheli, April 11, 2022 2:38 pm

Have you ever wondered the answer to this question? No?! Perhaps I am the only one who has. The following are the number of actual sections contained in each of the 32 Articles of the California Constitution:

ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS [SECTION 1 – SEC. 32] – 34 Sections

ARTICLE II VOTING, INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM, AND RECALL [SECTION 1 – SEC. 20] – 21 Sections

ARTICLE III STATE OF CALIFORNIA [SEC. 1 – SEC. 9] – 10 Sections

ARTICLE IV LEGISLATIVE [SEC. 1 – SEC. 28] – 28 Sections

ARTICLE V EXECUTIVE [SECTION 1 – SEC. 14] – 13 Sections

ARTICLE VI JUDICIAL [SEC. 1 – SEC. 22] – 23 Sections

ARTICLE VII PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES [SECTION 1 – SEC. 11] – 11 Sections

ARTICLE IX EDUCATION [SECTION 1 – SEC. 16] – 16 Sections

ARTICLE X WATER [SECTION 1 – SEC. 7] – 7 Sections

ARTICLE X A WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT [SECTION 1 – SEC. 8] – 8 Sections

ARTICLE X B MARINE RESOURCES PROTECTION ACT OF 1990 [SECTION 1 – SEC. 16] – 16 Sections

ARTICLE XI LOCAL GOVERNMENT [SEC. 1 – SEC. 15] – 16 Sections

ARTICLE XII PUBLIC UTILITIES [SECTION 1 – SEC. 9] – 9 Sections

ARTICLE XIII TAXATION [SEC. 1 – SEC. 36] – 39 Sections

ARTICLE XIII A [TAX LIMITATION] [SECTION 1 – SEC. 7] – 10 Sections

ARTICLE XIII B GOVERNMENT SPENDING LIMITATION [SEC. 1 – SEC. 15] – 18 Sections

ARTICLE XIII C [VOTER APPROVAL FOR LOCAL TAX LEVIES] [SECTION 1 – SEC. 3] – 3 Sections

ARTICLE XIII D [ASSESSMENT AND PROPERTY-RELATED FEE REFORM] [SECTION 1 – SEC. 6] – 6 Sections

ARTICLE XIV LABOR RELATIONS [SECTION 1 – SECTION 5] – 5 Sections

ARTICLE XV USURY [SECTION 1] – 1 Section

ARTICLE XVI PUBLIC FINANCE [SECTION 1 – SEC. 23] – 27 Sections

ARTICLE XVIII AMENDING AND REVISING THE CONSTITUTION [SEC. 1 – SEC. 4] – 4 Sections

ARTICLE XIX MOTOR VEHICLE REVENUES [SECTION 1 – SEC. 10] – 10 Sections

ARTICLE XIX A LOANS FROM THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNT OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS [SECTION 1 – SEC. 2] – 2 Sections

ARTICLE XIX B MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL SALES TAX REVENUES AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT FUNDING [SECTION 1 – SEC. 2] – 2 Sections

ARTICLE XIX C [ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS] [SECTION 1 – SEC. 4] – 4 Sections

ARTICLE XIX D VEHICLE LICENSE FEE REVENUES FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES [SECTION 1] – 1 Section

ARTICLE XX MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS [SEC. 1 – SEC. 23] – 10 Sections

ARTICLE XXI REDISTRICTING OF SENATE, ASSEMBLY, CONGRESSIONAL AND BOARD OF EQUALIZATION DISTRICTS [SECTION 1 – SEC. 3] – 3 Sections

ARTICLE XXII [ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES] [SECTION 1 – SEC. 2] – 2 Sections

ARTICLE XXXIV PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECT LAW [Section 1 – Section 4] – 4 Sections

ARTICLE XXXV MEDICAL RESEARCH [SECTION 1 – SEC. 7] – 7 Sections

So, there are a total of 370 sections contained in the California Constitution.

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