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How Prop 47 would change some felonies to misdemeanors




Ralph Scott of Canyon Country votes in the Los Angeles County primary election at Canyon Springs School's library on Tuesday evening, June 3 in Santa Clarita.
Ralph Scott of Canyon Country votes in the Los Angeles County primary election at Canyon Springs School's library on Tuesday evening, June 3 in Santa Clarita.
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If approved by state voters, Proposition 47 would reduce the classification of most "non-serious and nonviolent property and drug crimes" from a felony to a misdemeanor.

KPCC’s crime and safety reporter Erika Aguilar says Prop. 47 would downgrade six felony crimes, including shoplifting, grand theft, receiving stolen property, writing bad checks, forgery, and drug possession.

Read more: Prop 47 reduces drug and property crimes to misdemeanors