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Measure Details

Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Status.

California Ballot Measure - Proposition 47

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Crime
Drugs

Yes
4,238,156
(59.61%)

Argument For

No
2,871,943
(40.39%)

Argument Against

Summary

-Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain drug possession offenses.

-Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for the following crimes when amount involved is $950 or less: petty theft, receiving stolen property, and forging/writing bad checks.

-Allows felony sentence for these offenses if person has previous conviction for crimes such as rape, murder, or child molestation or is registered sex offender.

-Requires resentencing for persons serving felony sentences for these offenses unless court finds unreasonable public safety risk.

-Applies savings to mental health and drug treatment programs, K–12 schools, and crime victims.

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