California Proposition 66, Death Penalty Procedures

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Proposition 66: Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 66 Ballot Summary:

  • Changes procedures governing state court appeals and petitions challenging death penalty convictions and sentences.
  • Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions.
  • Establishes time frame for state court death penalty review.
  • Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals.
  • Exempts prison officials from existing regulation process for developing execution methods.
  • Authorizes death row inmate transfers among California prisons.
  • Increases portion of condemned inmates’ wages that may be applied to victim restitution.
  • States other voter approved measures related to death penalty are void if this measure receives more affirmative votes.

A “Yes” vote means: 

A “yes” vote supports changing the procedures governing state court appeals and petitions that challenge death penalty convictions and sentences.

A “No” vote means:

A “no” vote opposes changing the procedures governing state court appeals and petitions that challenge death penalty convictions and sentences, and would keep the current system for governing death penalty appeals and petitions.

Read the full text for California Proposition 66 here.

Source: Ballotpedia

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