State of California
June 2, 1998 Primary|
Subordinate Judicial Officers. Discipline.
Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Put on the Ballot by the Legislature.
80.8% Yes votes ......
19.2% No votes
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Fiscal Impact |
Yes/No Meaning |
Official Information |
- This measure grants the Commission on Judicial Performance discretionary authority with regard to the oversight and discipline of subordinate judicial officers, subject to California Supreme Court review, according to same standards as judges.
- Provides that no person found unfit to serve as subordinate judicial officer after hearing before Commission shall have status required to serve as subordinate judicial officer.
- Responsibility of court to initially discipline or dismiss subordinate judicial officer as employee not diminished or eliminated by measure.
- Probably minor, if any, state costs for the Commission on Judicial Performance to provide oversight and discipline over court commissioners and referees.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- The California
Commission on Judicial
Performance could, at its
discretion, oversee and
discipline court commissioners
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- Presiding judges of
local courts would
continue to be responsible
for oversight and
discipline of court
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 221:
- We need greater accountability in our
courts. This measure grants the
Commission on Judicial Performance
authority to discipline unfair court
commissioners who are biased,
unqualified, or consistently render bad
legal decisions. Prosecutors, the Family
Guardian Network, and the victims of
injustice endorse Senator Tim Leslie's
measure to rein in rogue commissioners.
Full Text of Argument In Favor
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 221:
- NOT PROVIDED
- Contact FOR Proposition 221:
- Senator Tim Leslie
State Capitol, Room 4081
Attn: Barbara McPherson
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 221:
- NOT PROVIDED
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