Proposition Summary

Adds murder during a carjacking, murder resulting from a carjacking kidnap and t he intentional murder of a juror in retaliation for, or prevention of, the performance of the juror's official duties to the existing list of special circumstance for first-degree murder for which the death penalty or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole is authorized. Joined to Proposition 196 (Chapter 478, Statutes of 1995). If both measures pass, murder by intentional discharge of firearm at persons from a motor vehicle is also added to the list of special circumstances. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Probably minor additional state costs.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SB 32 (Proposition 195) Assembly - Ayes, 59; Noes, 7 -- Senate - Ayes, 28; Noes, 2

Popular Vote Results

Y: 4847966; A: 85.82; N: 800857; B: 14.18

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For Author

Steve Peace, Senator, 40th District; Peter Frusetta, Assemblyman, 28th District; Michael Bradbury, District Attorney of Ventura County

Against Author

Senator Milton Marks, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Procedure; Right Reverend Jerry A. Lamb, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Mike Farrell, President, M, J & E Productions, Inc.

Rebuttal Author

Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman, Los Angeles, CA; Jeanette G. Arnquist, Director of Human Concerns, Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino; Sam Reese Sheppard, Director, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation

Rebuttal Against Author

Susan A. Davis, Assemblywoman, 76th District; Jim Morrissey, Assemblyman, 69th District; Michael Ferguson, District Attorney of Nevada County