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

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Date Published: 03/28/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 676


Introduced by Senator Stone

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 3055 to the Penal Code, relating to parole.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 676, as amended, Stone. Parole: Proposition 57: violent felonies. eligibility: 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.

This bill would make violent felonies, as specified, serious felonies, as specified, a felony requiring registration as a sex offender, a felony involving domestic violence, a felony involving stalking, and felony human trafficking, violent felonies for purposes of considering parole eligibility.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   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.

SECTION 1.

 Section 3055 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

3055.
 (a) All of the following are violent felonies for purposes of considering parole eligibility:
(1) A felony specified in subdivision (c) of Section 667.5.
(2) A felony specified in subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7.
(3) A felony specified in Section 1192.8.
(4) A felony offense involving domestic violence, as defined in Section 273.5.
(5) A felony offense involving stalking, as defined in Section 646.9.
(6) A felony offense that requires registration pursuant to Section 290.
(7) Human trafficking in violation of Section 236.1, if a felony.
(b) This section does not define the term “violent felony” for purposes of subdivision (c) of Section 667.5 or for references to that subdivision.