Proposition 36 -- Three Strikes Law

Sep 19, 2012

Proposition 36 -- Three Strikes Law

THREE STRIKES LAW. REPEAT FELONY OFFENDERS. PENALTIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
• Revises three strikes law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent.
• Authorizes re-sentencing for offenders currently serving life sentences if third strike conviction was
not serious or violent and judge determines sentence does not pose unreasonable risk to public safety.
• Continues to impose life sentence penalty if third strike conviction was for certain nonserious, nonviolent
sex or drug offenses or involved firearm possession.
• Maintains life sentence penalty for felons with nonserious, non-violent third strike if prior convictions
were for rape, murder, or child molestation.