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How Prop 47 would change some felonies to misdemeanors

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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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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.

If approved, Proposition 47 would reduce the classification of most "non-serious and nonviolent property and drug crimes" from a felony to a misdemeanor.

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

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