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STATE GRAND JURIES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Amends Constitution to create state grand juries separate from county grand juries. Authorizes Chief Justice to impanel a state grand jury upon public interest determination, upon Attorney General’s request, upon voter petition, or as authorized by statute. Adds statutes to create 13 state grand jury districts. Grants state grand juries jurisdiction over: (1) investigations of specified crimes or conduct that cross county lines; (2) criminal misconduct by law enforcement personnel; and (3) incidents wherein a prosecutor or judge stopped a county grand jury investigation in conjunction with payment of money or property. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure" would result in significant, unknown state costs ranging from several million dollars to tens of millions of dollars annually for the operation and administration of the state grand jury system.
Ralph D. Morrell, Chairman, Project Administrator, Northern California Coalition for Limited Government, 825 Newgate Way, Dixon, CA 95620
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STATE GRAND·JURIES.INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. California Initiative 932 (2001).