SEX OFFENDERS. SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS. PUNISHMENT, RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS AND MONITORING. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Increases penalties for violent and habitual sex offenders and child molesters. Prohibits registered sex offenders from residing within 2,000 feet of any school or park. Requires lifetime Global Positioning System monitoring of felony registered sex offenders. Expands definition of a sexually violent predator. Changes current two-year involuntary civil commitment for a sexually violent predator to an indeterminate commitment, subject to annual review by the Director of Mental Health and subsequent ability of sexually violent predator to petition court for sexually violent predator's conditional release or unconditional discharge. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Net state prison, parole, and mental health program costs of several tens of millions of dollars initially, growing to a couple hundred million dollars annually within ten years. Potential one-time state mental hospital and prison capital outlay costs eventually reaching several hundred million dollars. Net state and local costs for court and jail operations are unknown.
Popular Vote Results
GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER; DISTRICT ATTORNEY BONNIE DUMANIS, San Diego County; HARRIET SALARNO, President, Crime Victims United of California
CARLEEN R. ARLIDGE, President, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Rebuttal Against Author
MONTY HOLDEN, Executive Director, California Organization of Police and Sheriffs (COPS); STEVE IPSEN, President, California Deputy District Attorneys Association; SHERIFF GARY PENROD, President, California State Sheriffs Association --
SEX OFFENDERS. SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS. PUNISHMENT, RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS AND MONITORING. California Proposition 83 (2006).