California "Protection from Transnational Gangs" Initiative (2012)
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will not appear on a ballot
Its sponsors, however, did not submit any signatures to election officials by the deadline.
If the initiative had qualified for the ballot and been approved by the state's voters, it would have:
- Required state and local 1aw enforcement to comply with direction from federal immigration authorities for holding and transferring undocumented immigrants arrested by law enforcement officials.
- Required commitment for 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 fifteen was driving without a license.
Initiative sponsors Tirso Del Junco and Ted Hilton referred to the measure as the "Protection from Transnational Gangs Act of 2012."
Text of measure
Denies Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants. Initiative Statute.
- "Requires state and local1aw 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 fifteen was driving without a license."
Fiscal impact statement:
- "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. Potential unknown savings to state and local governments to the extent that the deportation of unlawfully present criminals prevents them from reentering the criminal justice system."
Path to the ballot
- See also: California signature requirements
- Tirso Del Junco and Ted Hilton submitted a letter requesting a ballot title on December 7, 2011.
- The ballot title and ballot summary were issued by the Attorney General of California's office on January 30, 2012.
- 504,760 valid signatures were required for qualification purposes.
- The 150-day circulation deadline for #11-0094 was June 28, 2012.
- No signatures were filed by the filing deadline.
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