LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
AB 1877, Assembly Member Linder. Lewd or obscene conduct.
Existing law provides that any person who exposes his or her person, or the private parts thereof, in a public place or in any place where there are present other persons to be offended or annoyed by that act is guilty of a misdemeanor, except as specified. A 2nd or subsequent conviction of that act, or a first conviction of that act after a prior conviction for a specified lewd or lascivious act, is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison.
This bill would instead make a first conviction of exposing oneself when it occurs in state prison or a county jail punishable as a felony in the state prison, and make a first conviction of that act after a prior conviction requiring registration as a sex offender punishable as a felony in the state prison. Because this bill would increase the penalties for an existing crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote Required: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: yes