Attorney General No.

06-0017, Amdt. #1-NS

Secretary of State No.



Revises “Three Strikes” law by providing generally that offenders with two or more prior serious and/or violent felony convictions whose current offense is a non-serious and/or non-violent felony be sentenced to twice the usual term for the current offense, instead of 25 years to life. Authorizes re-sentencing of persons serving indeterminate life sentences where the offense was non-serious and non-violent. Eligibility for shorter sentences or re-sentencing would not apply to specified crimes, including murder, firearm use, and certain sex or drug offenses. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Net state savings—primarily to prison operations—potentially in the tens of millions of dollars initially, increasing to about one hundred million dollars annually within a decade. Unknown state savings for capital outlay associated with prison construction that would otherwise be needed, potentially as much as several hundreds of millions of dollars in the long term. Increased county costs of potentially several millions of dollars initially, decreasing significantly in subsequent years, for jail and court-related costs. (SA2006RF0017.)


Brian T. Dunn and Steve Cooley



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