MURDER. PEACE OFFICER VICTIM. SENTENCE CREDITS. LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE AMENDMENT. Amends Penal Code section 190, which provides that second degree murder of peace officer who defendant knows or should know is performing official duty, is punishable by 25 years to life in prison, to provide that such murder, if committed either intentionally, with intent to commit great bodily injury, or with personal use of a firearm or dangerous or deadly weapon, is punishable by life in prison without parole. Eliminates duplicative provision in Penal Code. Persons convicted of any murder may not earn credits in prison to reduce the sentence. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Probably minor additional state costs.
Legislative Vote Results
Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on AB 446 (Proposition 222) Assembly - Ayes, 74; Noes, 1 -- Senate - Ayes, 33; Noes, 0
Popular Vote Results
Y: 4253887; A: 77.1; N: 1266294; B: 22.9
Legislative Initiative Amendment
ROD PACHECO, Assemblyman, 64th District; JOHN R. LEWIS, State Senator, 33rd District; PETE WILSON, Governor, State of California
Murder. Peace Officer Victim. Sentence Credits. California Proposition 222 (1998).