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JUVENILE CRIME. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Increases punishment for gang-related felonies; death penalty for gang-related murder; indeterminate life sentences for home-invasion robbery, carjacking, witness intimidation and drive-by shootings; creates crime of recruiting for gang activities; and authorizes wiretapping for gang activities. Requires adult trial for juveniles 14 or older charged with murder or specified sex offenses; eliminates informal probation for juveniles committing felonies. Requires registration of gang members committing felonies; allows disclosure of information on juveniles committing serious felonies; limits sealing of violent offenses committed by juveniles 14 or older; requires statewide reporting of felony juvenile records. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in unknown major net costs to the state of at least hundreds of millions of dollars annually and one-time costs of at least several hundreds of millions of dollars. It would also result in unknown net costs to local governments of at least tens of millions of dollars annually, and tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in one-time costs.
Pete Wilson David Labahn C/O Mr. Richard D. Martland Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, Llp, 770 L Street, Suite 800, Sacramento, California 95814 (916) 446-6752
Juvenile Crime. California Initiative 802 (1998).