SB 929

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 30, 2014
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Nonviolent felonies.

Bill Subjects

Nonviolent Felonies.


Existing law provides that a crime punishable with death, by imprisonment in the state prison, or by imprisonment in a county jail for more than one year is a felony and all other offenses, except those that are classified as infractions, are misdemeanors. Existing law further provides that a crime that is punishable, in the discretion of the court, as a felony or as a misdemeanor is a misdemeanor under certain circumstances, including when the court grants a defendant probation without imposing a sentence and, at the time of granting probation or on application of the defendant or probation officer thereafter, the court declares the offense to be a misdemeanor. This bill would require, upon application of a defendant, a felony offense to be deemed a misdemeanor for all purposes, except as specified, if the court finds that certain circumstances apply, including that the defendant was not imprisoned in the state prison for the offense, the offense for which the defendant was convicted was not a serious or violent felony, as defined, the offense does not require registration as a sex offender, the defendant is not currently charged with and has not been convicted of an offense in the preceding 5 years, except as specified, and the defendant presents clear and convincing evidence that he or she has been rehabilitated.

Bill Sponsors (1)


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Nov 30, 2014


From committee without further action.

Mar 17, 2014


Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Jan 31, 2014


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 2.

Jan 30, 2014


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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