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LIMITING "THREE STRIKES" LAW TO VIOLENT AND SERIOUS FELONIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Amends "Three Strikes" law to require mandatory increased sentences only when current conviction is for specified violent and/or serious felony such as rape, robbery or burglary. Provides that only prior convictions for specified violent and/or serious felonies qualify for second and third "strike" sentence increases. Requires re-sentencing within 180 days of persons with sentences increased pursuant to "Three Strikes" law if offenses for which they were sentenced or prior convictions used to increase sentences no longer qualify under this measure as violent and/or serious felonies. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Estimated short term state savings of as much as $250 million from reduced prison operations with long term prison operations savings of as much as $500 million. Additional one time savings of up to $1 billion could result from delayed construction of new prisons. Increased short term costs to counties of tens of millions of dollars primarily due to the re-sentencing provisions of this measure. In the long term, the measure could result in net savings to counties, on a statewide basis, of $15 million annually.


Sam H. Clauder Ii, 12922 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, Ca 92840 (714) 543-6400; Joe Klaas, 12 Ocean Pine Lane, Pebble Beach, Ca 93953



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