Proposition Summary

DNA Samples. Collection. Database. Funding. Initiative Statute. • Requires collection of DNA samples from all felons, and from adults and juveniles arrested for or charged with specified crimes, and submission to state DNA database; and, in five years, from adults arrested for or charged with any felony. • Authorizes local law enforcement laboratories to perform analyses for state database and maintain local database. • Specifies procedures for confidentiality and removing samples from databases. • Imposes additional monetary penalty upon certain fines/forfeitures to fund program. • Designates California Department of Justice to implement program, subject to available moneys: Authorizes $7,000,000 loan from Legislature for implementation. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Net state costs to collect and analyze DNA samples of potentially several million dollars initially, increasing to nearly $20 million annually when the costs are fully realized in 2009–10. • Local costs to collect DNA samples likely more than fully offset by revenues, with the additional revenues available for other DNA-related activities.

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Popular Vote Results

Y:7194343; A:62.1; N:4400826; B:37.9; Abst:994510; C:7.9

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General Election

Proposition Type

Initiative Statute

For Author

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of California; BILL LOCKYER, California State Attorney General; STEVE COOLEY, Los Angeles County District Attorney

Against Author

BETH GIVENS, Executive Director, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse; BOB BARR, Chair, Privacy & Freedom Center, American Conservative Union; PAUL BILLINGS, Chair, Council for Responsible Genetics

Rebuttal Author

RONALD E. HAMPTON, Executive Director, National Black Police Association; BOB BARR, Chair, Privacy and Freedom Center, American Conservative Union

Rebuttal Against Author

DAVID W. PAULSON, President, California District Attorneys Association; SCOTT CURRIE, President, California Sexual Assault Investigators Association; JERRY ADAMS, President, California Peace Officer's Association