Bill Text: CA SB1310 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session | Introduced
California Senate Bill 1310 (Prior Session Legislation)
Bill Title: Misdemeanors: maximum sentence.
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: (Passed) 2014-07-21 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 174, Statutes of 2014. [SB1310 Detail]
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.