Proposition 20 would amend parts of crime laws that were passed between 2011 and 2016, making some "petty theft" crimes punishable as felonies. The measure would make changes to the release consideration process, requiring the parole board to consider additional factors before deciding on release. The measure requires state and local police to collect DNA samples from adults convicted of certain misdemeanors, not just felonies. These crimes include shoplifting, forging checks, and certain domestic violence crimes.
- Survey USA, September 29, 2020
- California Choices
- KCET Ballot Brief
- League of Women Voters
- Legislative Analyst's Office
- Project for an Informed Electorate
- Voter's Edge