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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
Proposition 83
Sex Offenders. Sexually Violent Predators. Punishment, Residence Restrictions and Monitoring
State of California

Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required

Pass: 5,200,908 / 70.5% Yes votes ...... 2,176,147 / 29.5% No votes

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25090/25090)
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Should California amend existing laws relating to violent and habitual sex offenders and child molesters to increase penalties and monitoring?

Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
Increases penalties for violent and habitual sex offenders and child molesters. Prohibits residence near schools and parks. Requires Global Positioning System monitoring of registered sex offenders. Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:
Net state operating costs within ten years of up to a couple hundred million dollars annually; potential one-time state construction costs up to several hundred million dollars; unknown net fiscal impact on local governments.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
Some sex offenders would serve longer prison and parole terms. Sex offenders released from prison would be monitored with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices while on parole and for life after discharge from state supervision. Registered sex offenders would not be allowed to reside within 2,000 feet of a school or park. More sex offenders would be eligible for commitment by the courts to state mental health facilities for treatment under the Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) program.

A NO vote on this measure means:
Current sentencing and residency laws regarding sex offenders stay in effect. State and local agencies would continue to have authority to monitor sex offenders with GPS devices while on parole and probation. Requirements for placement of sex offenders into the SVP program would not change.

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Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 83:
YES on Proposition 83-- JESSICA'S LAW. Prop. 83 gives police the tools they need to keep track of sex criminals. Prop. 83 stops child molesters from moving near a school or park. Prop. 83 keeps sexual predators in prison longer. Endorsed by COPS and VICTIMS--Vote YES on 83.

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Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 83:
Proposition 83 would cost taxpayers an estimated $500 million but would not increase public safety because it's most restrictive and expensive provisions apply to misdemeanor offenders and others convicted of minor, nonviolent offenses. Similar laws have been tried and have failed in other states. Vote "No" on Proposition 83!

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Contact FOR Proposition 83:
Campaign for Child Safety
921 11th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact AGAINST Proposition 83:
Gail Jones, Admin. Director
California Attorneys For Criminal Justice
2225 Eighth Street, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-8868

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