Proposition 47

Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties.

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Proposition 47 would alter the law by requiring misdemeanor sentences instead of felonies for certain nonserious crimes. Persons now serving felony sentences for these crimes would be resentenced unless court can articulate unreasonable safety risks. Persons with a previous conviction for violent crimes such as rape, murder, or child molestation would receive felony sentences.

Proposition 47 is an initiative statute.

Official Election Results

Yes votes: 4,238,156 [59.6%]

No votes: 2,871,943 [40.4%]


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