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Proposition For the amendment to the Constitution giving the Legislature power to set up a system of payments of assistance to needy persons over sixty-five (65) years of age; to needy blind persons over the age of sixteen (16) years; to needy children under sixteen (16) years of age; removing the Thirty-five Million Dollar ($35,000,000) limitation upon amount of State expenditures for such purposes; disqualifying persons who dispose of property under certain conditions; providing a maximum payment of Thirty Dollars ($30) per month from State funds for old age assistance; providing for the acceptance and expenditure of funds from the Federal Government; providing that expenditures from State funds shall not exceed the expenditure from Federal funds with respect to any individual; and providing conditions as to residence within the State in order to be eligible to receive assistance; and providing a limitation of Forty-two Million Dollars ($42,000,000) per year on State fund expenditures for such purpose each year.

Outcome: Defeated

Election date: 11/13/1951

Votes for: 105,024
Votes against: 132,440

Articles affected Article 3 : Amends §51-a   

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