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Proposition 19

Official Title: Murder: BART And CSU Peace Officers
Legislative Initiative Amendment






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

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Who Signed the Ballot Arguments
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Official Summary: Existing law provides that the punishment for the murder in the second degree of specified peace officers is life without the possibility of parole if the crime occurs while the officer is on duty and aggravating factors are present. This measure specifies these enhanced sentence provisions would also apply when the victim is a peace officer employed by the Bay Area Rapid Transit District or the California State University System. Fiscal Impact: Unknown, probably minor, additional state costs.

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Contact Information


  Wade Gomes
    (510) 869-2490


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

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  Richard Rainey, State Senator, 7th Senatorial District
Thomas M. Blalock, Vice President, BART Board of Directors




  Gail K. Lightfoot, Past Chair, Libertarian Party of California
Larry Hines , Legal Secretary
Ted Brown, Insurance Adjuster/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