Proposition Summary

JUVENILE CRIME. INITIATIVE STATUTE. • Increases punishment for gang-related felonies; death penalty for gang-related murder; indeterminate life sentences for home-invasion robbery, carjacking, witness intimidation and drive-by shootings; and creates crime of recruiting for gang activities; and authorizes wiretapping for gang activities. • Requires adult trial for juveniles 14 or older charged with murder or specified sex offenses. • Eliminates informal probation for juveniles committing felonies. • Requires registration for gang related offenses. • Designates additional crimes as violent and serious felonies, thereby making offenders subject to longer sentences. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • State costs: Ongoing annual costs of more than $330 million. One-time costs of about $750 million. • Local costs: Potential ongoing annual costs of tens of millions of dollars to more than $100 million. Potential one-time costs in the range of $200 million to $300 million.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 4491166; A: 62.1; N: 2742148; B: 37.9

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Initiative Statue

For Author

Maggie Elvey, Assistant Director, Crime Victims United; Grover Trask, President, California District Attorneys Association; Chief Richard Tefank, President, California Police Chiefs Association

Against Author

LAVONNE McBROOM, President, California State PTA; Gail Dryden, President, League of Women Voters of California; Raymond Wingerd, President, Chief Probation Officers of California

Rebuttal Author

ALLEN BREED, Former Director, California Youth Authority; LARRY PRICE, Chief Probation Officer, Fresno County; FATHER GREGORY BOYLE, Member, California State Commission on Juvenile Justice, Crime and Delinquency Prevention

Rebuttal Against Author

Sheriff Hal Barker, President, California Peace Officers Association; Elaine Bush, Former Director, California Mentor Initiative; Collene Campbell (Thompson), Founder, Memory of Victims Everywhere