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OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY
Prepared by the Attorney General
Limitations on "Three Strikes" Law. Sex Crimes. Punishment.
- Amends "Three Strikes" law to require increased sentences only when current conviction is for specified violent and/or serious felony.
- Redefines violent and serious felonies. Only prior convictions for specified violent and/or serious felonies, brought and tried separately, would qualify for second and third "strike" sentence increases.
- Allows conditional re-sentencing of persons with sentences increased under "Three Strikes" law if previous sentencing offenses, resulting in the currently charged felony/felonies, would no longer qualify as violent and/or serious felonies.
- Increases punishment for specified sex crimes against children.
Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:
- Net state savings of potentially several tens of millions of dollars initially, increasing to several hundred million dollars annually, primarily to the prison system.
- Increased county costs of potentially more than ten million dollars annually for jail and court-related costs.