Because of Jeffries and his common sense, office pools are no longer punishable by jail time, the Associated Press reported:
A bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger makes participating in a noncommercial betting pool an infraction punishable by a fine of up $250.
Before Thursday's display of reason, putting a couple bucks down in an office pool could have resulted in a misdemeanor or felony charge and up to a year in jail or state prison.
He introduced the legislation after two women from his area were charged for operating a football pool totaling $50 at an Elks Lodge. The law takes effect Jan. 1.