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Assemblyman Kevin Kiley Introduces Bill to Repeal Prop. 47

Press Release

by ECT

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin), James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), and Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), along with 11 coauthors, introduced Assembly Bill 1599 to repeal Proposition 47, the ballot initiative that reclassified a number of felony theft offenses as misdemeanors.

 

“After years of failed policies and leadership, California is now experiencing an unprecedented surge in crime,” Assemblyman Kiley said. “When you pass laws to legalize bad behavior and have prosecutors who fail to hold people accountable, this is the end result. It is time to end the failed experiment of Prop. 47 and give voters the opportunity to restore consequences and accountability to our criminal justice system.”

 

In a recent column, George Skelton with the LA Times argued in support of Kiley’s proposal, stating, “Proposition 47 should be returned to the voters and exchanged for a product that works better for everyone, including merchants.”

 

While Governor Newsom has stated that “we will not walk back” policies like Prop. 47, the law has received bipartisan criticism including a Democratic legislator who decried the “epidemic of theft caused by Proposition 47 that over promised and under delivered.”

 

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes the Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado County communities of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Orangevale, Penryn, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sheridan.

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Robert C. Jan 5, 2022 - 7:20 am

Since Prop 47 was a ballot initiative, it can only be undone by another ballot initiative. Another example of the misuse of California’s “proposition system.” THAT is what really needs to be fixed.

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sad sad state Jan 5, 2022 - 9:26 am

To implement accountability again??? The left will NEVER go for this. Who would vote for them then???

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