LIMITATION ON RECOVERY TO FELONS, UNINSURED MOTORISTS, DRUNK DRIVERS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Denies all recovery of damages to a convicted felon whose injuries were proximately caused during the commission of the felony or immediate flight therefrom. Denies recovery for noneconomic damages (e.g., pain, suffering, disfigurement) to drunk drivers, if subsequently convicted, and to uninsured motorists who were injured while operating a vehicle. Provides exception when an uninsured motorist is injured by a subsequently convicted drunk driver. With this one exception, provides that insurer is not liable for noneconomic damages. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Probably minor annual savings in state and local government court-related costs. Reduction in insurance tax revenue to the state of probably less than $5 million annually.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 7278167; A: 76.9; N: 2194380; B: 23.1
Linda Oxenreider, California President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD); Chuck Quackenbush, California Insurance Commissioner; D. O. "Spike" Helmick, California Highway Patrol Commissioner
Harvey Rosenfield, Proposition 103 Enforcement Project; Ken McEldowney, Executive Director, Consumer Action; Ina DeLong, Executive Director, United Policyholders
Rebuttal Against Author
Ronald E. Lowenberg, President, California Police Chiefs' Association; Jan Miller, Chairman, Doris Tate Crime Victims Bureau; Steven H. Craig, President, Peace Officers Research Association of California
Limitation on Recovery to Felons, Uninsured Motorists, Drunk Drivers. California Proposition 213 (1996).