Proposition Summary

MURDER. BART AND CSU PEACE OFFICERS. LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE AMENDMENT. • Existing law provides that the punishment for the murder in the second degree of specified peace officers is life without the possibility of parole if the crime occurs while the officer is on duty and aggravating factors are present. This measure specifies these enhanced sentence provisions would also apply when the victim is a peace officer employed by the Bay Area Rapid Transit District or the California State University System. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Unknown, probably minor, additional state costs.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SB 1690 (Proposition 19) Assembly - Ayes, 70; Noes, 3 -- Senate - Ayes, 36; Noes, 0

Popular Vote Results

Y: 5126737; A: 73.6; N: 1840850; B: 26.4

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Legislative Initiative Amendment

For Author

Richard Rainey, State Senator, 7th Senatorial District; Thomas M. Blalock, Vice President, BART Board of Directors

Against Author

GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT, Past Chair, Libertarian Party of California; TED BROWN, Insurance Adjuster/Investigator; LARRY HINES, Legal Secretary

Rebuttal Author

GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT, Past Chair, Libertarian Party of California; LARRY HINES, Legal Secretary; TED BROWN, Insurance Adjuster/Investigator

Rebuttal Against Author

RICHARD RAINEY, State Senator, 7th Senatorial District; THOMAS BLALOCK, Vice-President, BART Board of Directors