Proposition 50 would amend the State Constitution to authorize the suspension of a member of either house of the Legislature. The suspension would require a 2/3 vote of the members in that house. Rules for suspension and when it would end, would have to be set forth at the time of the suspension. The rules would require that suspension end on a specific date or that the House would need to vote to prolong the suspension.
Under the proposal, a suspension would prohibit the legislator from fulfilling any of his/her duties or powers during that time. He/she would also be prohibited from enjoying any of the rights of privileges of their office during the suspension period. Salary and benefits could be withheld during the suspension as long as detailed in the suspension resolution.
For more information on this proposition, including voter resources, in-depth analysis, and endorsements, please see the California Choices web site.