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AB-849 Crimes: causing an explosion.(2015-2016)

Senate:
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Cmt
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-849
Bonilla (A)
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Crimes: causing an explosion.
03/29/15
An act to add Section 452.5 to the Penal Code, relating to crimes.
Assembly
09/04/15
08/31/15

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/15/16 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/03/15 Vetoed by Governor.
09/15/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/02/15 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 2797.).
09/02/15 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 2795.)
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning the following nine bills without my signature:

Assembly Bill 144
Assembly Bill 849
Senate Bill 168
Senate Bill 170
Senate Bill 271
Senate Bill 333
Senate Bill 347
Senate Bill 716
Senate Bill 722

Each of these bills creates a new crime - usually by finding a novel way to characterize and criminalize conduct that is already proscribed. This multiplication and particularization of criminal behavior creates increasing complexity without commensurate benefit.

Over the last several decades, California's criminal code has grown to more than 5,000 separate provisions, covering almost every conceivable form of human misbehavior. During the same period, our jail and prison populations have exploded.

Before we keep going down this road, I think we should pause and reflect on how our system of criminal justice could be made more human, more just and more cost-effective.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.