FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Contact: Amanda Smith (714) 662-6050, Amanda.Smith@sen.ca.gov
The Future of Crime in California: Prop 47 & 57 Panel Event
Reduced Penalties & Sentencing
WHO: Senator Moorlach in partnership with the Association of California Cities- Orange County.
WHAT: Moderated by Greg Lucas, State Librarian of California, this educational event will feature two expert panels to discuss the impacts of California Propositions 47 & 57. Representatives from the Public Policy Institute of California, the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Orange County law enforcement, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) and Californians for Safety & Justice will delve into the effects the propositions have had and will have on communities and crime rates.
WHERE: UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697
WHEN: Thursday, December 8th | 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
In November 2014, Proposition 47 passed with support from nearly 60% of California voters. Proposition 47 reclassified many “non-serious and non-violent” property and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Almost immediately, prison populations fell, but many critical questions arose.
Has the passing of Prop. 47 resulted in millions of dollars in state savings? Has this resulted in a rise of criminals on the streets? Has the recent increase in crime been a result of Proposition 47? Or is it indicative of a larger national trend unrelated to the California ballot initiative?
Opinions on the results and impact of Proposition 47 and, the recently passed, Proposition 57, have been mixed. However, two years later the data paints a much more complete picture of this policy initiative. Given the nature of this initiative, its broad impact on public safety, and its significant role in criminal justice reform, we believe this 2014 ballot measure warrants public discussion.
About Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa):
State Senator John Moorlach represents the 37th district of California, is a trained Certified Financial Planner and is the only trained CPA in the California State Senate. He gained national attention 20 years ago when he was appointed Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector and helped the County recover from its bankruptcy filing – at the time the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. History.