FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Assembly members are expected to vote on Senate Bill 12-79.
It would limit the maximum term of imprisonment for felony convictions to twice the length of the base term.
Supporters claim that until there is a way to prove longer sentences are an effective deterrent to committing a crime.
It is unreasonable to deliver harsh sentences in all cases.
Law enforcement groups, however, are against the bill claiming it handcuffs a judge from handing out an appropriate punishment, while also freeing hundreds of offenders.
New bill could put cap on prison time for felons