DRUGS. PROBATION AND TREATMENT PROGRAM. Initiative Statute. • Requires probation and drug treatment program, not incarceration, for conviction of possession, use, transportation for personal use or being under influence of controlled substances and similar parole violations, not including sale or manufacture. • Permits additional probation conditions except incarceration. • Authorizes dismissal of charges when treatment completed, but requires disclosure of arrest and conviction to law enforcement and for candidates, peace officers, licensure, lottery contractors, jury service; prohibits using conviction to deny employment, benefits, or license. • Appropriates treatment funds through 2005–2006; prohibits use of these funds to supplant existing programs or for drug testing. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Net savings to the state of between $100 million and $150 million annually, within several years of implementation. • Potential one-time avoidance of capital outlay costs to the state of between $450 million and $550 million in the long term. • Net savings to local government of about $40 million annually, within several years of implementation.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 6233422; A: 60.9; N: 4009508; B: 39.1
PETER BANYS, President California Society of Addiction Medicine; RICHARD POLANCO, Majority Leader California State Senate; KAY MCVAY, President California Nurses Association --
JOHN T. SCHWARZLOSE, President Betty Ford Center; ALAN M. CROGAN, President Chief Probation Officers of California; THOMAS J. ORLOFF, President California District Attorneys Association --
Rebuttal Against Author
MAXINE WATERS, Member of U.S. Congress; PETER BANYS, President California Society of Addiction Medicine; TIM SINNOTT, President California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors --
DRUGS. PROBATION AND TREATMENT. California Proposition 36 (2000).