Should collection of DNA samples from all felons, and from
others arrested for or charged with specified crimes be required with submission
to state DNA database? Provides for funding.
- Requires collection of DNA samples from all felons, and from adults and juveniles arrested for or charged with specified crimes, and submission to state DNA database; and; in five years, from adults arrested for or charged with any felony.
- Authorizes local law enforcement laboratories to perform analyses for state database and maintain local database.
- Specifies procedures for confidentiality and removing samples from databases.
- Imposes additional monetary penalty upon certain fines/forfeitures to fund program.
- Designates California Department of Justice to implement program, subject to available moneys: Authorizes $7,000,000 loan from Legislature for implementation.
Net state cost to process DNA samples of potentially
nearly $20 million annually when costs are fully realized. Local
costs likely more than fully offset by revenues, with the additional
revenues available for other DNA-related activities.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- The state would expand
the collection of DNA
samples to include all convicted
felons, and some convicted
nonfelons, as well as individuals
arrested for certain offenses.
Criminal penalties would
increase to fund the expansion
of DNA collection.
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- DNA samples would
continue to be required only
from persons convicted of serious
felony offenses. Criminal
penalties would not increase.
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 69:
- Requiring convicted felons and
arrestees for rape/murder to
submit DNA, Proposition 69
helps solve crime, prevents
false imprisonment, and stops
serial rapists/killers. 69 brings
California law enforcement up
to par with 34 states. Governor
Schwarzenegger, Attorney General
Lockyer, law enforcement,
defense attorneys, and victims'
groups say vote yes!
Full Text of Argument In Favor
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 69:
- Proposition 69 will not make
you safer, but could trap your
DNA in a criminal database.
69 treats thousands of
Californians that are never
charged with a crime just like
the guilty. 69 risks your most
sensitive, private information
--your DNA. Protect your
privacy. No on 69! See
Full Text of Argument Against
- Contact FOR Proposition 69:
- Beth Pendexter
Californians for the DNA Fingerprint-Yes on 69
925 L Street, Suite 1275
Sacramento, CA 95814
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 69:
- Beth Givens
3100 5th Avenue, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92103
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