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BURGLARY AND ROBBERY PUNISHMENT. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Adds sections to the Penal Code increasing the terms of punishment for the crimes of robbery, burglary, and attempts to commit the crimes of robbery and burglary. Designated years of imprisonment, ranging from 5 to 20 years, are specified for various of these crimes. Provides that probation shall not be granted nor execution or imposition of sentences be suspended for any person convicted of these crimes. Provides the Legislature may not lessen or decrease the specified terms of punishment for these crimes. Fiscal impact on state and local governments: The Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance advise: The increases in costs that enactment of this measure would require is unknown, but estimated to be substantial. Annual custodial costs could increase to 260 million dollars per year by 1985. Capitol outlay costs of constructing permanent prison facilities could be over 1 billion dollars. Other cost increases could occur. There could be savings in prison costs if the measure has a deterrent effect and in the operation costs of local jails.


Mr. Alexander Bookston, 10128 Balboa Boulevard, Granada Hills, California 91344



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