Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Amends California Constitution to provide that all state statutes in effect February 17, 1972 requiring, authorizing, imposing, or relating to death penalty are in full force and effect, subject to legislative amendment or repeal by statute, initiative or referendum; and that death penalty provided for under those state statutes shall not be deemed to be, or constitute, infliction of cruel or unusual punishments within meaning of California Constitution, article I, section 6, nor shall such punishment for such offenses be deemed to contravene any other provision of California Constitution. Financial impact: None.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 5447165; A: 67.5; N: 2617514; B: 32.5
Code Sections Affected
Added Cal. Const. art. 1, section 27
George Deukmejian, (Republican--Long Beach) State Senator, 37th District; S. C. Masterson, Judge, Superior Court; John W. Holmdahl, (Democrat--Oakland) State Senator, 8th District
Edmund G. ("Pat") Brown, Former Governor of California (1959-1967); Erwin Loretz, President, California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association; Bill Cosby
Rebuttal Against Author
George Deukmejian, (Republican -- Long Beach) State Senator, 37th District; S. C. Masterson, Judge, Superior Court; John W. Holmdahl, (Democrat -- Oakland) State Senator, 8th District
DEATH PENALTY California Proposition 17 (1972).