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Requires peace officers to create an audio-visual recording of all contacts with or searches of citizens. Requires that a copy of the recording be provided to affected citizens who are arrested and charged with a crime. Mandates dismissal of pending criminal charges for arrests after January 1, 1996, if the individual charged did not receive a copy of an audio-visual recording of the related contact or search. Requires two-thirds vote of Legislature to amend provisions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown net costs to state and local governments, but potentially in the hundreds of millions of dollars on a one-time basis, with ongoing costs in the tens of millions of dollars. (06-0041.)
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Recording of Contacts with Peace Officers. California Initiative 1236 (2007).