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SB-567 Jury instructions: closely related offense.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 567


Introduced by Senator Bradford

February 18, 2021


An act to amend Section 1159 of the Penal Code, relating to criminal law.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 567, as introduced, Bradford. Jury instructions: closely related offense.
Existing law authorizes the finder of fact in a criminal prosecution, to find the defendant guilty of an offense that is necessarily included in the charged offense.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1159 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1159.
 The jury, or the judge if a jury trial is waived, may find the defendant guilty of any offense, the commission of which is necessarily included in that with which he the defendant is charged, or of an attempt to commit the offense.