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SB-1310 Misdemeanors: maximum sentence.(2013-2014)

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Senate Bill No. 1310
CHAPTER 174

An act to add Section 18.5 to the Penal Code, relating to misdemeanors.

[ Approved by Governor  July 21, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  July 21, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1310, Lara. Misdemeanors: maximum sentence.
Existing law defines a crime or public offense as an act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it, and to which is annexed, upon conviction, specified punishments, including, among others, imprisonment. Under existing law, a crime that is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed a year is a misdemeanor. Existing law includes many misdemeanors with specified punishments permitting confinement in a county jail not to exceed one year.
This bill would require that every offense punishable by imprisonment in a county jail up to or not exceeding one year be punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 364 days.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 18.5 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

18.5.
 Every offense which is prescribed by any law of the state to be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail up to or not exceeding one year shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed 364 days.