Proposition Summary

Limitations on “Three Strikes” Law. Sex Crimes. Punishment. Initiative Statute. • Amends “Three Strikes” law to require increased sentences only when current conviction is for specified violent and/or serious felony. • Redefines violent and serious felonies. Only prior convictions for specified violent and/or serious felonies, brought and tried separately, would qualify for second and third “strike” sentence increases. • Allows conditional re-sentencing of persons with sentences increased under “Three Strikes” law if previous sentencing offenses, resulting in the currently charged felony/felonies, would no longer qualify as violent and/or serious felonies. • Increases punishment for specified sex crimes against children. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Net state savings of potentially several tens of millions of dollars initially, increasing to several hundred million dollars annually, primarily to the prison system. • Increased county costs of potentially more than ten million dollars annually for jail and court-related costs.

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Popular Vote Results

Y:5604060; A:47.3; N:6238060; B:52.7; Abst:747563; C:5.94

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Initiative Statute

For Author

RED HODGES, President, Violence Research Foundation; REV. RICK SCHLOSSER, Executive Director, California Church Impact; RONALD HAMPTON, Executive Director, National Black Police Association

Against Author

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of California; BILL LOCKYER, Attorney General of California; HARRIET SALARNO, Chair, Crime Victims United of California

Rebuttal Author

CAM SANCHEZ, President, California Police Chiefs Association; JON COUPAL, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; SHEILA ANDERSON, President, Prevent Child Abuse California

Rebuttal Against Author

MARK LENO, Chairman, California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety; RAMONA RIPSTON, Executive Director, A.C.L.U. of Southern California; JOE KLAAS, Chairman, Citizens Against Violent Crime