CA - The Homelessness, Drug Addiction, Theft Prevention Act

<span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: -apple-system, Roboto, SegoeUI, " segoe="" ui",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" "microsoft="" yahei",="" "meiryo="" meiryo,="" "arial="" unicode="" ms",="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 16px;="" background-color:="" rgb(249,="" 249,="" 249);"="">Aims to reform laws that have dramatically increased homelessness, drug addiction, and theft throughout California. The initiative will provide drug and mental health treatment for people who are addicted to hard drugs such as fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. It will also add fentanyl to existing laws that prohibit the possession of hard drugs while armed with a loaded firearm, and to existing laws that prohibit the trafficking of large quantities of hard drugs. Judges will be permitted to use their discretion to sentence drug dealers to state prison instead of county jail when they are convicted of trafficking hard drugs in large quantities or are armed with a firearm while engaging in drug trafficking. The initiative will also warn convicted hard drug dealers and manufacturers that they can be charged with murder if they continue to traffic in hard drugs and someone dies as a result. It will reinstate penalties for hard drug dealers whose trafficking kills or seriously injures a drug user.

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