California State Legislature
|Hispanic Sponsors||CA Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-CA-030); CA Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-CA-033)|
|NHCSL Task Force||
Law and Criminal Justice
|Primary Issue Area||Crime and Law Enforcement|
|Session||2017-2018 Regular Session|
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.