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SB-676 Parole: Proposition 57: violent felonies.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 676


Introduced by Senator Stone

February 17, 2017


An act relating to parole.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 676, as introduced, Stone. Parole: Proposition 57: violent felonies.
The California Constitution, as amended by Proposition 57 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, makes a person sentenced to state prison for a conviction of a nonviolent felony offense eligible for parole consideration after completing the full term for his or her primary offense, as defined.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to define the term “violent felony” for purposes of determining parole eligibility of prisoners made eligible for parole by the enactment of Proposition 57.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to define the term “violent felony” for purposes of determining parole eligibility of prisoners made eligible for parole by the enactment of Proposition 57, as approved by the voters at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election.