THE HERTZBERG-POLANCO CRIME LABORATORIES CONSTRUCTION BOND ACT OF 1999. • Provides for a bond issue of two hundred twenty million dollars ($220,000,000) to provide funds for a program for the construction, renovation, and infrastructure costs associated with the construction of new local forensic laboratories and the remodeling of existing local forensic laboratories. • Creates Forensic Laboratories Authority to consider and approve applications for construction and renovation of forensic laboratories. • Appropriates money from General Fund to pay off bonds. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • State costs of about $377 million over 25 years to pay off both the principal ($220 million) and interest ($157 million) costs of the bonds. Payments of about $15 million per year. • One-time costs of about $20 million to local governments to match state funds. • Unknown annual costs to local governments to support crime laboratories, potentially in the millions of dollars.
Legislative Vote Results
Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on AB 1391 (Proposition 15) Assembly - Ayes, 65; Noes, 12 -- Senate - Ayes, 35; Noes, 3
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3265416; A: 46.3; N: 3772513; B: 53.7
GRAY DAVIS, Governor of California; WILLIAM J. HEMBY, California Organization of Police & Sheriffs; DANIEL A. TERRY, President, California Professional Firefighters
GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT, Past Chair, Libertarian Party of California; THOMAS TRYON, Calaveras County Supervisor; TED BROWN, Insurance Adjuster/Investigator
Rebuttal Against Author
Charles C. Plummer, President, California State Sheriffs Association; DANIEL A. TERRY, President, California Professional Firefighters; TOM TORLAKSON, Member, California State Assembly Information Technology Budget Subcommittee
The Hertzberg-Polanco Crime Laboratories Construction Bond Act of 1999. California Proposition 15 (2000).