Legislation

  • Support–AB 651: Convictions: expungement. allow a defendant sentenced to county jail for a felony to withdraw his or her plea of guilty or plea of nolo contendere and enter a plea of not guilty, after the lapse of one or 2 years following the defendant’s completion of the sentence, as specified. Signed by the Governor. 10/13/2014.
  • Support–AB 1702: Professions and vocations: incarceration. Would provide that an individual who has satisfied any of the requirements needed to obtain a license while incarcerated…shall not be subject to a delay in processing the application or a denial of the license. Awaiting Governor signature (8/19/2014)
  • Support–AB 1756: Court records: sealing and destruction. This bill would only make persons 26 years of age or older liable to reimburse the court, the county, or any city for the cost of services for an order sealing the record of conviction and other official records Senate-In Committee Process-Appropriations (DEAD). 3/11/2014 6/9/2014 2
  • Support–AB 2106.  Support Quirk Inmates: alternative custody. Would provide that an existing psychiatric or medical condition that requires ongoing care is not a basis for excluding an inmate from eligibility for a voluntary alternative custody program Referred to Com. on PUB. S. 3/06/2014 (DEAD) 1
  • Support–AB 2129: Inmates: reentry program. Requires the department to establish a voluntary prerelease reentry program for inmates in prison, to commence no later than 6 months prior to the inmate’s release from prison In committee: Held under submission. Introduced by Jones-Sawyer. 5/23/2014 (DEAD) 1
  • Support–AB 2243. Elections: voting rights guide: incarcerated persons. Bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to either establish and maintain a notice that contains the Internet Web site address at which the voting rights guide may be found. Introduced by Weber. Awaiting Governor signature (8/21/2014) 3/26/2014 6/11/2014 1
  • Support–AB 2308. Prisoners: identification cards. This bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the DMV to ensure that all eligible inmates released from state prisons have valid identification cards. Introduced by Stone. Awaiting Governor signature (09/09/14) 1
  • Oppose–AB 2356. Financing for adult local criminal justice facilities. Would increase the authorization for revenue bonds DEAD 3/12/14 1
  • Oppose–AB 2435. CalWORKs: ineligibility. Would authorize CDCR or a local sheriff’s department to notify a county department administering CalWORKs of persons released on probation or parole who have been prohibited from residing with a minor as a condition of release. Introduced by Hagman. DEAD
  • Support–AB 2521 Support Hagman Corrections: data collection. To collect and analyze data regarding recidivism rates In committee: Held under submission. 8/14/2014Introduced by Hagman. (DEAD) 1
  • Oppose–AB 2534. Inmates: county jails. Contract with private facilities to house county jail inmates.Introduced by Debanah. DEAD 4/10/14 1
  • Oppose–AB 2590. State prisons and county jails: realignment. Realignment Introduced by Cooley. DEAD 1
  • Support–SB 18. Medi-Cal renewal. Accept $6M from TCE for Medi-Cal enrollment. Introduced by Leno. Awaiting Governor signature (9/14/2014)
  • Support--SB 210. Criminal procedure: pretrial release. Alternative to pretrial detention DEAD 1/28/2014 6/13/2014 1
    SB 833 Support Hancock Jails: discharge of prisoners. Delay release time for jail. Introduced by Hancock. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 90, Statutes of 2014. 7/07/2014 1/28/2014 1/23/2014 1
  • Support–SB 1010 . Cocaine base: penalties. Equalize the penalties for crack cocaine to the current penalties for powder cocaine Awaiting Governor signature (8/28/2014)  3/19/2014 4/2/2014 6/2/2014 8/21/2014 1
  • Support–SB 1029. CalFresh eligibility. Bill would authorize CalFresh benefits to be paid to an individual who is convicted in state or federal court after December 31, 1997 enacted through the June 2014 budget compromise 3/11/14 1
  • Support–SB 1045. Medi-Cal Drug Treatment Program: group outpatient drug free services. group outpatient drug free services Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 80, Statutes of 2014 7/07/2014 1
  • Support–SB 1310. Misdemeanors: maximum sentence. Reduce the max misdemeanor sentence in CA to 364 days Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 174, Statutes of 2014. 7/21/2014 4/10/2014 6/9/2014 6/23/2014 1
  • Oppose--SB 1377 . Corrections. Would authorize CDCR to design, construct, or renovate prison housing units, prison support buildings, and programming space in order to add 16,000 beds at existing prison facilities DEAD