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You Decide in 60 Seconds: Prop 20

Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 20:04:41-04

Let's take a look at Proposition 20, which would pull back on some of the prison reforms passed in recent years.

In the last decade, California voters and lawmakers have passed a series of laws reducing the punishment for certain non-violent crimes. Prop 20 would reverse some of that for people convicted of certain property crimes. For example, the punishment would become harsher for people repeatedly convicted of theft.

Prop 20 also tightens the requirements for parole and requires people convicted of certain misdemeanor property crimes to submit DNA to a state database. Supporters say the changes will make everyone safer.

But critics say the measure is a multi-million dollar prison spending scheme and money should be spent on rehabilitation and mental health.

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Key Dates and Deadlines in California

Mon, Oct. 5 - Nov. 2: Early Voting Begins: Dates and hours may vary based on where you live
Mon, Oct. 19: Online Voter Registration Deadline
Mon, Oct. 19: By Mail Voter Registration Postmarked By Date
Tue, Oct. 27: Request Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Tue, Nov. 3: In-Person Voter Registration Deadline
Tue, Nov. 3: Mail-In Postmarked By Date
Tue, Nov. 3: Mail-In Return in Person Deadline 8:00 PM