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November 2012 General Election
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Proposition 34 - Death penalty. Failed

Initiative Statute

Official Summary:

Fiscal Impact:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: No offenders could be sentenced to death under state law. Offenders who are currently under a sentence of death would be resentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The state would provide a total of $100 million in grants to local law enforcement agencies over the next four years.

A NO vote on this measure means: Certain offenders convicted for murder could continue to be sentenced to death. The status of offenders currently under a sentence of death would not change. The state would not be required to provide local law enforcement agencies with additional grant funding.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

Media Coverage

News articles and editorials are available from Maplight. excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

A list of top donors for and against this measure is avaialble from Maplight. A list of all donations of $10,000 or more is available from the Fair Political Practices Commission. Comprehensive disclosure data is avaialbe from the Secretary of State.

 

This page was first published on October 1, 2012 | Last updated on June 8, 2013
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