Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes in Proposition 47

Fresno Assembly member Jim Patterson, a Republican representing the 23rd District wants to amend Proposition 47, the criminal sentencing reform measure that California voters passed in 2014. Under the resulting law, some types of nonviolent crimes like theft and drug possession can only be prosecuted as misdemeanor not matter how many times a person is arrested. At a press conference Tuesday Patterson announced a bill, AB 2369, that, if approved, would be placed on the ballot in 2018 aimed at revising the existing law. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.