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Proposition 21

Official Title: Juvenile Crime.
Initiative Statute






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: Increases punishment for gang-related felonies; death penalty for gang-related murder; indeterminate life sentences for home-invasion robbery, carjacking, witness intimidation and drive-by shootings; and creates crime of recruiting for gang activities; and authorizes wiretapping for gang activities. Requires adult trial for juveniles 14 or older charged with murder or specified sex offenses. Eliminates informal probation for juveniles committing felonies. Requires registration for gang-related offenses. Designates additional crimes as violent and serious felonies, thereby making offenders subject to longer sentences. Fiscal Impact: State costs: ongoing annual costs of more than $330 million. One-time costs of about $750 million. Local costs: potential ongoing annual costs of tens of millions of dollars to more than $100 million. Potential one-time costs in the range of $200 million to $300 million.

Web Sites


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Californians to End Gang Violence


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No on 21

Contact Information


  Matt Ross
Californians to End Gang Violence
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 600
Sacramento, CA 95814


  (916) 446-6667


  Californians For Community Safety
P.O. Box 475268
San Francisco, CA 94147-5268
    (415) 437-4009

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  Maggie Elvey, Assistant Director, Crime Victims United
Grover Trask, President, California District Attorneys Association
Chief Richard Tefank, President, California Police Chiefs Association
Sheriff Hal Barker, President, California Peace Officers Association
Elaine Bush, Former Director, California Mentor Initiative
Collene Campbell (Thompson), Founder, Memory of Victims Everywhere




  Allen Breed, Former Director, California Youth Authority
Larry Price , Chief Probation Officer, Fresno County
Father Gregory Boyle, Member, Calif. State Commission on Juvenile Justice, Crime and Delinquency Prevention
Lavonne McBroom, President, California State PTA
Gail Dryden, President, League of Women Voters of California
Raymond Wingerd, President, Chief Probation Officers of California

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

  The California Journal

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