November 2012 Election, California, Proposition 34
Vote Recommendation: No
With all its problems, I believe the death penalty is necessary. Repealing it would be a step in the wrong direction, like cutting your arm off to treat a broken wrist.
Death Penalty Repeal.
Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Directs $100 million to law enforcement agencies for investigations of homicide and rape cases. Fiscal Impact: Ongoing state and county criminal justice savings of about $130 million annually within a few years, which could vary by tens of millions of dollars. One-time state costs of $100 million for local law enforcement grants.
- Voter Information Guide - Secretary of State
- Official Title and Summary - Secretary of State
- Analysis - Secretary of State
- Arguments and Rebuttals - Secretary of State
- Text of Proposed Law - Secretary of State
- California Proposition 34 - Ballotpedia