ⓘ 2016 California Proposition 62
Proposition 62 was a California ballot proposition on the November 8, 2016, ballot that would have repealed the death penalty and replaced it with life imprisonment and forced labor without possibility of parole. It would have applied retroactively to existing death sentences and increased the portion of life inmates wages that may be applied to victim restitution.
A survey in September 2016 at the USC Dornsife / Los Angeles times showed 51% of registered voters in favor of proposition 62, 40% opposed, and 9% unknown.
62 the proposal was rejected by voters in the General election in November, with 46.9% voting for an end to executions. Proposal 66 was approved by the voters in the same election with 51.1% of the voting to speed up the execution. If vote adopted both proposals 62 and 66 to the proposal, then the measure most Yes votes will take effect.
Proposal 62 was estimated to have reduced government expenditures by 150 million dollars a year. Supporters have spent 8.9 million dollars fighting for proposition 62, with the top contribution of $ 1.5 million from a Professor of Stanford University Nick McKeown. Other top-promoting initiators include Tom Steyer, reed Hastings, John Doerr and Paul Graham. This measure was supported by the editorial Board of the Los Angeles times, the San Francisco chronicle and the Sacramento Bee. Opponents spent 4.4 million dollars fighting against the proposal by 62, the top contribution of $498.303 from the Union of California prison guards’. The best troops of other opponents include the California highway patrol Union, and the Union of police of Los Angeles.