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AB-1542 Violent felonies: video recording.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/15/2017 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  September 15, 2017
Passed  IN  Senate  September 11, 2017
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 13, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  September 01, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 01, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1542


Introduced by Assembly Member Dababneh
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Cooper and Lackey)
(Coauthor: Senator Nguyen)

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 667.95 to the Penal Code, relating to violent felonies.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1542, Dababneh. Violent felonies: video recording.
Existing law provides, for many criminal offenses, 3 possible terms of punishment. Existing law authorizes a court, in sentencing a person convicted of such a crime, to select the appropriate term which, in its sound discretion, best serves the interests of justice. Existing law allows the court to consider, in choosing an appropriate punishment, the record of the case, specified reports received by the court, and specified statements in aggravation or mitigation.
This bill would authorize the court to consider that a defendant convicted of a specified violent felony willfully recorded a video of the commission of the violent felony with the intent to encourage or facilitate the offense as a factor in aggravation in sentencing that defendant.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 667.95 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

667.95.
 In sentencing a person convicted of a violent felony listed in subdivision (c) of Section 667.5, the court may consider, as a factor in aggravation, that the defendant willfully recorded a video of the commission of the violent felony with the intent to encourage or facilitate the offense.