S.B.1393

California State Legislature

Bill Title Sentencing.
Hispanic Sponsors CA Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-CA-030); CA Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-CA-033)
Date Introduced 02/16/2018
NHCSL Task Force
Law and Criminal Justice
Primary Issue Area Crime and Law Enforcement
Issue Areas
Criminal justice
Session 2017-2018 Regular Session

Summary

Existing law requires the court, when imposing a sentence for a serious felony, in addition and consecutive to the term imposed for that serious felony, to impose a 5-year enhancement for each prior conviction of a serious felony. Existing law generally authorizes a judge, in the interests of justice, to order an action dismissed, but precludes a judge from striking any prior serious felony conviction in connection with imposition of the 5-year enhancement. This bill would delete the restriction prohibiting a judge from striking a prior serious felony conviction in connection with imposition of the 5-year enhancement described above and would make conforming changes. The bill would make additional technical nonsubstantive changes.