Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
FINES AND BAIL. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Prohibits the imposition of a fine or forfeiture of bail without a determination of the ability of the person to pay. Any fine imposed or bail forfeited shall be adjusted proportionately based upon the individual's ability to pay. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Measure could result in tens of millions of dollars in annual costs to state and local government in determining the ability of millions of defendants to pay fines or forfeit bail. The measure would also result in unknown annual revenue losses, potentially in the millions of dollars, to the state and local governments from the imposition of lower bail and fine amounts.
Norman Bedford, 6801 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, Ca 95448
Failed to Qualify
Fines And Bail. California Initiative 578 (1992).