AB1509: Co-Sponsors The Anti-Racism Sentencing Reform Act
This bill was created to reduce the time added to a sentence for the use of a gun during the commission of a felony. This is the most common sentencing enhancement in California.
Current law holds that the use, discharge, or discharge causing death or great bodily injury during the commission of a violent felony triggers the 10-20-life gun enhancement, while the use of a gun during other felonies triggers the 1, 3, 4, or 10 years sentence enhancement.
This bill will eliminate the use of all gun enhancements except for two- Penal Code §12022.53 and Penal Code §12022.5. Both of those sections will have their sentencing scheme modified to a one-year, two-year, or three-year triad. This change will be retroactive so those sentenced with gun enhancements will be eligible for immediate relief. This will provide a means of vacating a conviction and recalling the sentence associated directly with any of the affected enhancements.