Bill Text: CA SB1310 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Misdemeanors: maximum sentence.

Status: (Passed) 2014-07-21 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 174, Statutes of 2014. [SB1310 Detail]

Download: California-2013-SB1310-Introduced.html
BILL NUMBER: SB 1310	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Lara

                        FEBRUARY 21, 2014

   An act to add Section 18.5 to the Penal Code, relating to
misdemeanors.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1310, as introduced, Lara. Misdemeanors: maximum sentence.
   Existing law defines a crime or public offense as an act committed
or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it, and to
which is annexed, upon conviction, specified punishments, including,
among others, imprisonment. Under existing law, a crime that is
punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to
exceed a year is a misdemeanor. Existing law includes many
misdemeanors with specified punishments permitting confinement in a
county jail not to exceed one year.
   This bill would require that every offense punishable by
imprisonment in a county jail up to or not exceeding one year be
punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 364 days.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 18.5 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
   18.5.  Every offense which is prescribed by any law of the state
to be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail up to or not
exceeding one year shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county
jail for a period not to exceed 364 days.            
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