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CRIMINAL LAW: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Amends Constitution regarding criminal cases to: direct courts afford accused no greater constitutional rights than afforded by federal Constitution; prohibit post-indictment preliminary hearings; express people's right to due process and speedy, public trials; permit hearsay at preliminary hearings; allow more joined actions; provide reciprocal discovery. Makes implementing statutory changes. Other changes include: expanding first degree murder definition; increasing penalties for specified murders; expanding special circumstance murders subject to capital offense provisions; increasing maximum punishment of minors convicted of first degree murder to life without parole; limiting preliminary examination testimony and discovery; limiting jury questioning. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: It is impossible to determine the magnitude of additional costs relating to the provisions relating to murder, torture, and sentence reduction credits for want of data. Provisions relating to judicial proceedings could affect their length and number. Some could result in savings; some in higher costs. The magnitude of any net savings is impossible to quantify.


Senator Edward R. Royce, 1254 North Lighthouse Lane, Anaheim, California 92803; Senator Ed Davis, 23515 Lyons Avenue, Unit 120, Valencia, California 91355; Robert L. Henderson, 41958 Juniper Street, Murrieta, California 92362 C/O P.O. Box 438 Murrieta, California 92803; Edward R. Jagels District Attorney, 965 Fairway Drive, Bakersfield, California 93309; Richard J. Riordan, 141 North Bristol Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90049; Doris G. Tate, 6240 Monero Drive, Rancho Palos Verde, California 90274; James P. Cloninger, 6749 East Waterton Avenue, Orange, California 92667; Sterling E. Norris, 17213 Tuba Street, Northridge, California 91324; Albert H. Mackenzie, 5856 Flambeau Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90274 C/O 800 W. First St., #2709 Los Angeles, California 90012; Anthony J. Rackauckas, Jr., 4405 East Ridge Gate Road, Anaheim, California 92807; Supervisor Peter F. Schabarum, 19770 East Golden Bough Drive, Covina, California 91724



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