Criminal Reform State Questions Coming Under Legislative Microscope


Friday, February 24th 2017, 7:37 am
By: News 9


Criminal justice may get an overhaul by lawmakers this session and even the state questions passed by voters in November's general election may be modified.

State questions 780 and 781 both passed with nearly 60 percent of the vote but now some lawmakers feel there are unintended consequences.

780 focuses on changing certain drug possession and property crimes from felony to misdemeanor. 781 creates a fund made up of the savings that are a result from 780.

But those questions may be modified by lawmakers. One concern expressed by lawmakers is that these questions make possession of the date rape drug a misdemeanor instead of a felony.