Friday, August 10, 2012

Other Voices TV: What's On Your Ballot?

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Other Voices TV: What's On Your Ballot?

PPJC's award-winning monthly community forum and TV program

What's On Your Ballot?

Part 1

Beginning with our August program, we'll be taking a monthly look at some of the ballot propositions that we'll be voting on in November.  Here's your chance to thoroughly explore ballot measures, get your questions answered, and be able to share your knowledge with friends.

Terry McCaffrey

Regional Representative, Amnesty International

Death Penalty Repeal

Repeals death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty of murder and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to persons already sentenced to death. Requires persons found guilty of murder to work while in prison, with their wages to be applied to any victim restitution fines or orders against them. Creates $100 million fund to be distributed to law enforcement agencies to help solve more homicide and rape cases. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Net savings to the state and counties that could amount to the high tens of millions of dollars annually on a statewide basis due to the elimination of the death penalty. One-time state costs totaling $100 million from 2012-13 through 2015-16 to provide funding to local law enforcement agencies. (Source: CA Secretary of State)

I phoned up to call for the repealty!

Stacy Malkan

Spokesperson, Yes on 37

Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods

Requires labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. Prohibits labeling or advertising such food as “natural.” Exempts foods that are: certified organic; unintentionally produced with genetically engineered material; made from animals fed or injected with genetically engineered material but not genetically engineered themselves; processed with or containing only small amounts of genetically engineered ingredients; administered for treatment of medical conditions; sold for immediate consumption such as in a restaurant; or alcoholic beverages. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Potential increase in state administrative costs of up to one million dollars annually to monitor compliance with the disclosure requirements specified in the measure. (Source: CA Secretary of State)

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