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DRUG TREATMENT DIVERSION PROGRAM. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires drug treatment program and probation for certain non-violent drug possession offenses and similar parole violations not including sale, production or manufacture. Permits court to impose additional conditions of probation but not incarceration. Specifies procedures for determining probation or parole violation and consequences. Authorizes dismissal of charges upon successful completion of treatment but requires disclosure of arrest and conviction to law enforcement and as necessary for candidates, peace officers, licensure, contracting with State Lottery, jury service. Requires studies of this measure's effectiveness. Appropriates state funds for drug treatment program through 2005-2006. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure is likely to result in net savings to the state that probably range between $100 million and $150 million annually for lower costs for prison operations with a one-time avoidance of capital outlay costs of between $475 million and $575 million for prison construction. Counties would probably experience net savings of $50 million annually due primarily to a lower jail population.
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Drug Treatment Diversion Program. California Initiative 865 (1999).