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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code as it relates to the construction of certain statutes that
create or define criminal offenses and penalties. This analysis assumes implementing the
provisions of the bill would not result in a significant impact on state correctional agencies.
The bill would amend the Government Code section on the construction of statutes that create or define criminal offenses and penalties. This bill would provide "a statute or rule that creates or defines a criminal offense or penalty, other than a criminal offense or penalty under the Penal Code, to be strictly construed against the government and construed in favor of the actor whose criminal responsibility is in issue if any part of the statute or rule is susceptible to more than one objectively reasonable interpretation".