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November 2012 General Election
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Proposition 36 - Three strikes law. Repeat felony offenders. Penalties. Passed

Initiative Statute

Official Summary:

Fiscal Impact:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: Some criminal offenders with two prior serious or violent felony convictions who commit certain nonserious, non-violent felonies would be sentenced to shorter terms in state prison. In addition, some offenders with two prior serious or violent felony convictions who are currently serving life sentences for many nonserious, non-violent felony convictions could be resentenced to shorter prison terms.

A NO vote on this measure means: Offenders with two prior serious or violent felony convictions who commit any new felony could continue to receive life sentences. In addition, offenders with two prior serious or violent felony convictions who are currently serving life sentences for nonserious, non-violent felonies would continue to serve the remainder of their life sentences.

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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