Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain drug and property offenses. Inapplicable to persons with prior conviction for serious or violent crime and registered sex offenders. Fiscal Impact: State and county criminal justice savings potentially in the high hundreds of millions of dollars annually. State savings spent on school truancy and dropout prevention, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and victim services.
Popular Vote Results
Y:4,238,156; A:59.6; N:2,871,943; B:40.4
George Gascon, District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco; William Lansdowne, Former Chief of Police of San Diego, San Jose, Richmond; Dionne Wilson, Victims’ Advocate Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice
Christopher W. Boyd, President of the California Police Chiefs Association; Harriet Salarno, President of Crime Victims United; Gilbert G. Otero, President of the California District Attorneys Association
Rebuttal Against Author
George Gascon, District Attorney of City and County of San Francisco; William Lansdowne, Former Chief of Police, San Diego, San Jose, Richmond, Dionne Wilson; Victims’ Advocate; Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice
Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. California Proposition 47 (2014).