Proposition Summary

SUBORDINATE JUDICIAL OFFICERS. DISCIPLINE. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. 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. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Probably minor, if any, state costs for the Commission on Judicial Performance to provide oversight and discipline over court commissioners and referees.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SCA 19 (Proposition 221) Assembly - Ayes, 72; Noes, 1 -- Senate - Ayes, 39; Noes, 0

Popular Vote Results

Y: 4240596; A: 81.0; N: 995376; B: 19.0

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Legislative Constitutional Amendment

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SENATOR TIM LESLIE, Vice Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee