SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A California State Assembly committee will be voting on a bill that could overturn Proposition 47.
The law that was passed back in 2014 more than doubled the amount a criminal could steal before facing felony charges from $400 to $950 – a change that critics of the law say is responsible for helping fuel the spike in retail crimes California has seen in recent years.READ MORE: The Cost Of $4.99 Rotisserie Chickens: Costco Gets Sued For Animal Mistreatment
A UC Berkeley poll last month showed nearly 60 percent of Californians supported getting rid of it.READ MORE: These US Companies Will Cover Travel Costs For Employees Who Need An Abortion
While criticism of the law has mainly come from the right, California Democrats have recently started to sour on it as well. Assemblyman Rudy Salas, a Democrat from Bakersfield, authored the bill that would lower the threshold back to $400.MORE NEWS: Survivors Of Two Pandemics Credit Pets With Helping Them Survive
If the bill makes it out of committee, a full vote on it will be coming.