California Initiative to Require State Law Enforcement Officers to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws (2012)
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However, sponsors of the initiative did not submit signatures by their signature-filing deadline.
If approved, the initiative would have:
- Required state and local law enforcement to "comply with direction from federal immigration authorities for holding and transferring undocumented immigrants arrested by law enforcement officials."
- Required a commitment from law enforcement agencies to perform federal immigration functions.
- Denied driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.
- Prohibited law enforcement from justifying arrests "solely because an individual over age fifteen was driving without a license."
- Provided $35 million annually, for 20 years, to the California Department of Justice for fighting crimes related to transnational gangs.
Text of measure
- "Requires state and local law enforcement to comply with direction from federal immigration authorities for holding and transferring undocumented immigrants arrested by law enforcement officials. Requires commitment for law enforcement agencies to perform federal immigration functions. Denies driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. Prohibits law enforcement from justifying arrests solely because an individual over age fifteen was driving without a license. Provides $35,000,000 annually, for 20 years, to the California Department of Justice for fighting crimes related to transnational gangs."
Summary of estimated fiscal impact:
(This is a summary of the initiative's estimated "fiscal impact on state and local government" prepared by the California Legislative Analyst's Office and the Director of Finance.)
- "Increased state costs of $35 million annually from 2013-14 through 2032-33 to provide funding for investigation of transnational gang criminal activity. Increased state and local law enforcement costs, potentially reaching several millions of dollars annually, for detaining persons suspected of being unlawfully present in the U.S. and for complying with an agreement required by this measure between the state and the federal government."
Path to the ballot
- See also: California signature requirements
- Ted Hilton submitted a letter requesting a ballot title for Version #11-0065 on November 2, 2011.
- The ballot title and ballot summary were issued by the Attorney General of California's office on December 27, 2011.
- The 150-day circulation deadline for #11-0065 was May 25, 2012.
- 504,760 valid signatures were required for qualification purposes.
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