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Proposition 15

Official Title: Bond: The Hertzberg-Polanco Crime Laboratories Construction Bond Act Of 1999.
Bond Act






Official election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: Provides for a bond issue of two hundred twenty million dollars ($220,000,000) to provide funds for a program for the construction, renovation, and infrastructure costs associated witht the construction of new local forensic laboratories and the remodeling of existing local forensic laboratories. Creates Forensic Laboratories Authority to consider and approve applications for construction and renovation of forensic laboratories. Appropriates money from General Fund to pay off bonds. Fiscal Impact: State costs of about $377 million over 25 years to pay off both the principal ($220 million) and interest ($157 million) costs of the bonds. Payments of about $15 million per year. One-time costs of about $20 million to local governments to match state funds. Unknown annual costs to local governments to support crime laboratories, potentially in the millions of dollars.

Web Sites


Yes on Proposition 15



Contact Information


  Robert Hertzberg
Committee to Repair and Upgrade Crime Fighting Forensic Labs--Yes on Prop. 15
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1425


  (916) 448-4199


  Ted Brown
Libertarian Party of California
    (626) 614-0630

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  Gray Davis, Governor of California
William J. Hemby, California Organization of Police & Sheriffs
Daniel A. Terry, President, California Professional Firefighters
Charles C. Plummer, President, California State Sheriffs Association
Tom Torlakson, Member, California State Assembly Information Technology Budget Subcommittee




  Gail K. Lightfoot, Past Chair, Libertarian Party of California
Thomas Tryon, Calaveras County Supervisor
Ted Brown, Insurance Adjustster/Investigator

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Vote 2000
Text of the Measure
Official Pro/Con Arguments
Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  Original Bill Information and History

  The California Journal

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star image This page first published February 11, 2000 -- last updated March 8, 2000 star image