Bill Information

AB 1017 (Santiago D) Collective bargaining agreements: arbitration: litigation.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law, with regard to disputes concerning collective bargaining agreements for private employment, requires a court to award attorney’s fees to a prevailing party in an action to compel arbitration of the disputes unless the other party has raised substantial and credible issues involving complex or significant questions of law or fact regarding whether or not the dispute is arbitrable. Current law also creates, in this context, a right to attorney’s fees for a prevailing party in a court action to compel compliance with the decision or award of an arbitrator or grievance panel regarding the disputes, or for a prevailing appellee in the appeal of the decision of an arbitrator regarding the disputes, unless the other party or appellant, respectively, has raised substantial issues involving complex or significant questions of law. This bill would apply these provisions to public employment.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1174 (Harper R) Right to work: labor organizations.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would, commencing January 1, 2018, prohibit a person from requiring an employee, as a condition of obtaining or continuing employment, to contribute financial support to a labor organization or financially support a charity or other organization sponsored by, or at the behest of, a labor organization. This bill would permit an employee or potential employee to seek injunctive relief or monetary damages, or both, for violations or threatened violations of these provisions. This bill would exempt specified employers and employees covered by federal law and would exempt circumstances that would be preempted by federal law from these provisions.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1181 (Stone, Mark D) Juveniles: court records.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would authorize the court to seal all records relating to a juvenile dependency case at the time the dependency petition is dismissed, including those held by the child welfare agency, the court, law enforcement agency, the minor’s or nonminor’s school, and any agency with which the minor was placed. The bill would also authorize the court, at the time the petition is dismissed, to order the records destroyed.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1192 (Lackey R) Firearms: retired peace officers.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law defines “honorably retired” for purposes of certain exceptions to the law involving the carrying of firearms by a retired peace officer.This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to this provision.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1227 (Bonta D) Human Trafficking Prevention Education and Training Act.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law authorizes a school district to provide sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention education, as described, and authorizes the periodic conducting of in-service training of school district personnel relating to sexual abuse and sex trafficking. This bill would recast those provisions to instead require a school district to provide abuse, including sexual abuse, and human trafficking prevention education, and require the availability and periodic conducting of continuation training of school district personnel relating to abuse, including sexual abuse, and human trafficking, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1262 (Garcia, Eduardo D) Gang, crime, and violence prevention partnership programs.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law establishes the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program to provide funds to community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies that prevent or deter at-risk youth from participating in gangs, as specified.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1283 (Rodriguez D) Master Mutual Aid Agreement

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law, the California Emergency Services Act, grants the Governor certain powers to be exercised in accordance with the State Emergency Plan and programs for the mitigation of the effects of an emergency. Current law defines the Master Mutual Aid Agreement for purposes of the act. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes in the definition of the Master Mutual Aid Agreement.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1298 (Santiago D) Public safety officers: procedural rights.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would require, when any public safety officer is under investigation and subject to interrogation by his or her commanding officer, or any other member of the employing public safety department, on the allegation of making a false statement, that any administrative finding of the false statement shall require proof based on clear and convincing evidence, including corroborating evidence. The bill would also prohibit witness testimony regarding a disciplinary hearing against a public safety officer from being received by telephone or any other electronic means. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1310 (Allen, Travis R) Public retirement systems: member statements: unfunded liability disclosure.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would require the retirement board of a public retirement system, as defined, to disclose the unfunded liability and healthcare debt of the system on each member statement provided to members of the system.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1312 (Gonzalez Fletcher D) Sexual assault victims: rights.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law grants the victim of sexual assault, as specified, the right to have a victim advocate and a support person of the victim’s choosing at any interview by law enforcement authorities, district attorneys, or defense attorneys. Current law requires the law enforcement authority or district attorney, before commencing the initial interview, to notify a victim that he or she has this right. This bill would require a law enforcement authority or district attorney to also notify the victim that he or she has the right to request to be interviewed by a law enforcement official or district attorney of the same gender or opposite gender, unless one is not reasonably available.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1320 (Bonta D) Public safety.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law establishes categories of peace officers with varying powers and authority to make arrests.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation pertaining to public safety and law enforcement.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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AB 1339 (Cunningham R) Public employment: background investigations.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would require that all applicants for employment within a law enforcement agency be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation. The bill would extend those employer disclosure requirements to information relating to a current or former employee who is an applicant for a position with a law enforcement agency.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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AB 1361 (Garcia, Eduardo D) Human trafficking.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law makes it a crime to deprive or violate another person’s personal liberty for the purpose of prostitution or sexual exploitation. Proposition 35 provides that it may be amended by a statute in furtherance of its objectives by a majority of the membership of each house of the Legislature concurring. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1371 (Stone, Mark D) Juveniles: ward or dependent or nonminor dependent parents.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would make this prohibition applicable to a parent who is a ward of the juvenile court.This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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AB 1394 (Allen, Travis R) Crimes: child prostitution.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution. Under current law, as amended by Proposition 35, an initiative measure approved by the voters at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, a person who causes, induces, or persuades a person who is a minor at the time of the commission of the offense to engage in a commercial sex act is guilty of human trafficking, a felony.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that will meaningfully fight child prostitution.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1401 (Maienschein R) Juveniles: protective custody warrant.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would authorize the court to issue a protective custody warrant, without filing a petition in the juvenile court alleging that the minor comes within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as a dependent, if there is probable cause to believe the minor comes within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as a dependent, there is a substantial danger to the physical or emotional health, or both, of the child, and there are no reasonable means to protect the child without removal.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1402 (Allen, Travis R) Prostitution: minors.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would make the prohibitions on prostitution and related offenses applicable to a person under 18 years of age. By expanding the application of those crimes to those persons, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would also make a technical nonsubstantive change to one of those provisions.This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1428 (Low D) Peace officers: transparency.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law requires a department or agency that employs peace officers or custodial officers to establish a procedure to investigate complaints by members of the public against those officers. Current law establishes retention requirements and access privileges, as specified, for those complaints and related reports or findings.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation on peace officer transparency.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 1448 (Weber D) Probation.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Read first time. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 152 (Gallagher R) Board of State and Community Corrections: recidivism.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/11/2017

Status
2/13/2017-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Location
1/19/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would require the Board of State and Community Corrections, in consultation with the Administrative Office of the Courts, the California District Attorneys Association, the California State Association of Counties, the California State Sheriffs’ Association, and the Chief Probation Officers of California, to collect and analyze data regarding recidivism rates of all persons who receive a felony sentence punishable by imprisonment in county jail or who are placed on postrelease community supervision. The bill would also require the board to make this data available on the board’s Internet Web site.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 16 (Cooper D) Criminal Law: DNA Evidence

Current Text
Introduced: 12/5/2016

Status
1/19/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
1/19/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would expand specified provisions of the DNA Fingerprint, Unsolved Crime and Innocence Protection Act, Proposition 69 to require persons convicted of specified misdemeanors to provide buccal swab samples, right thumbprints, and a full palm print impression of each hand, and any blood specimens or other biological samples required for law enforcement identification analysis. By imposing additional duties on local law enforcement agencies to collect and forward these samples, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 163 (Weber D) School safety: peace officer interactions with pupils.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/13/2017

Status
1/30/2017-Referred to Coms. on ED. and PUB. S.

Location
1/30/2017-A. ED.

Summary

Would require the governing board of a school district to adopt and annually review a policy regarding the scope of peace officer interactions, including, but not limited to, those employed by a school police department or by a local law enforcement agency, with pupils and to consider how to reduce the presence of peace officers on campus. By imposing additional duties on school districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position: Oppose
Priority: 1

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AB 165 (Cooper D) Privacy: electronic communications: exclusions: local educational agencies.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/13/2017

Status
1/30/2017-Referred to Coms. on P. & C.P. and ED.

Location
1/30/2017-A. P. & C.P.

Summary

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act specifies the conditions under which a government entity may access electronic device information by means of physical interaction or electronic communication with the device, such as pursuant to a search warrant, wiretap order, or consent of the owner of the device. This bill would end the application of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to a local educational agency, as defined, or an individual acting for or on behalf of a local educational agency.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 173 (Jones-Sawyer D) School safety: peace officer interactions with pupils.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/17/2017

Status
1/30/2017-Referred to Coms. on ED. and PUB. S.

Location
1/30/2017-A. ED.

Summary

Would require the governing board of a school district to adopt policies mandating proper protection of pupils’ rights in interactions with peace officers, including, but not limited to, that school staff not call a peace officer to arrest, discipline, or otherwise interact with a pupil for a violation of school rules and that school staff exhaust all alternatives before involving a peace officer for low-level misconduct. The bill would require a school district to collect and publicly report comprehensive data regarding peace officer interactions with pupils and to have a procedure through which pupils and community members can complain about misconduct relating to peace officer interactions with pupils.

Position: Oppose
Priority: 1

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AB 194 (Patterson R) Victim restitution: probation: jurisdiction.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/19/2017

Status
2/13/2017-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Location
1/30/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Two state appellate court decisions have held that under state law a court acts in excess of its jurisdiction by ordering restitution or modifying a restitution order after the expiration of a defendant’s probation. This bill would expressly abrogate the holdings in those decisions by requiring the court, in cases in which probation has been granted, to retain jurisdiction over a defendant for purposes of imposing or modifying restitution for a period of 5 years following the termination of probation.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 197 (Kiley R) Violent felonies.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/19/2017

Status
1/30/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
1/30/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would define as violent felonies child abduction, providing a child under 16 years of age for purposes of a lewd act, abduction of a minor for purposes of prostitution, child abuse, sodomy with a minor, oral copulation of a minor, contact with a minor to commit specified offenses, arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes, employing a minor to produce sexual matter, elder and dependent adult abuse, false imprisonment of an elder or dependent adult, and animal abuse, as specified, thereby amending Proposition 36 by adding to the list of violent felonies that can be prosecuted as a 3rd strike. By changing the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a statemandated local program.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 208 (Eggman D) Deferred entry of judgment: pretrial diversion.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/23/2017

Status
2/6/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
2/6/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would make the deferred entry of judgment program a pretrial diversion program. The bill would make that a defendant qualifie for the pretrial diversion program if he or she has no prior conviction within 5 years prior to the alleged commission of the charged offense for any offense involving controlled substances other than the offense that qualifies him or her for diversion, the charged offense did not involve violence, there is no evidence within the past 5 years of a violation relating to narcotics or restricted dangerous drugs other than a violation that qualifies for the program, and the defendant has no prior conviction for a serious or violent felony within 5 years prior to the alleged commission of the charged offense.

Position: Support
Priority: 2

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AB 223 (Eggman D) Commercial sexual exploitation of youth: services.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/26/2017

Status
2/6/2017-Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and HUM. S.

Location
2/6/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would require the Board of State and Community Corrections to establish a pilot project in each of the Counties of Alameda, Sacramento, and San Joaquin, in which, if the county elects to participate in the pilot project, the chief probation officer of the county would be required to create a program to provide services to youth within his or her jurisdiction that address the need for services relating to the commercial sexual exploitation of youth. The bill would require the programs that receive funding pursuant to these provisions to be licensed by the State Department of Social Services.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 260 (Santiago D) Human trafficking.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/31/2017

Status
2/13/2017-Referred to Com. on JUD.

Location
2/13/2017-A. JUD.

Summary

Would require hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and other locations that provides transient lodging, other than personal residences, to post the notice relating to slavery and human trafficking, as specified.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 27 (Melendez R) Violent felonies: Sex offenses.

Current Text
Introduced: 12/5/2016

Status
1/19/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
1/19/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would define as violent felonies rape, sodomy, penetration with a foreign object, or oral copulation, if the victim was unconscious, if the victim was incapable of giving consent due to intoxication, if the victim was incapable of giving legal consent because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, if the victim submitted to the act under the belief that the person committing the act was someone known to the victim other than the accused, or if the act was accomplished against the victim’s will by threatening to use the authority of a public official, thereby amending Proposition 36 by adding to the list of violent felonies that can be prosecuted as a 3rd strike. By changing the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 282 (Jones-Sawyer D) Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training: procedural justice training.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/2/2017

Status
2/13/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to develop and disseminate training for peace officers on principled policing, which would include the subjects of procedural justice and implicit bias, as defined. The bill would require this training for specified peace officers. The bill would also require the commission to certify and make training available to train peace officers to teach the course of training on principled policing to other officers in their agencies.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 284 (McCarty D) Peace officers: use of force.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/2/2017

Status
2/3/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.

Location
2/2/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law authorizes a peace officer who has reasonable cause to believe that a person to be arrested has committed a public offense to use reasonable force to effect the arrest, to prevent escape, or to overcome resistance.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that increases public trust and transparency in an incident involving a peace of

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 328 (Lackey R) Juvenile records.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/7/2017

Status
2/8/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 10.

Location
2/7/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Notwithstanding specified provisions, current law specifically requires the court to provide specified written notice, within 7 days, to the superintendent of the school district of attendance of a juvenile who has been found by the court to have committed certain offenses. Current law also requires a parole office or probation officer to notify the superintendent of the last district of attendance of the minor upon circumstances in which the minor is thereafter returned to a school district other than the one from which the minor came. This bill would instead require the court to provide that written notice within 5 days, and would require the parole officer or probation officer to provide notice to a superintendent under those provisions within 5 days after the minor’s return, as specified.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 371 (Cooley D) Sex crimes: communication with a minor.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/9/2017

Status
2/10/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.

Location
2/9/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would make it a crime to contact or communicate with a minor, or attempt to contact or communicate with a minor, as specified, with the intent to commit human trafficking of the minor. By expanding the definition of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 372 (Stone, Mark D) Domestic violence: probation.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/9/2017

Status
2/10/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.

Location
2/9/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law provides for the approval of batterer’s programs by the probation department and requires the goal of a batterer’s program to be stopping domestic violence. This bill would require the goal of a batterer’s program to be stopping domestic violence through the use of evidence-based or promising practice programs that reduce recidivism. The bill would also state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that reforms the current 52-week domestic violence batterer intervention programs.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 395 (Bocanegra D) Alcohol and drug treatment programs.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/9/2017

Status
2/10/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.

Location
2/9/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would make legislative findings and declarations that it is in the best interest of the health and welfare of the people of this state to also coordinate medication-assisted treatments for substance abuse disorders. The bill would modify the specific controlled substances authorized for use in narcotic replacement therapy to include medication-assisted treatment and refer to medications, rather than controlled substances.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 42 (Bonta D) Bail reform.

Current Text
Amended: 2/14/2017

Status
2/15/2017-Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to safely reduce the number of people detained pretrial, while addressing racial and economic disparities in the pretrial system, to ensure that people are not held in pretrial detention simply because of their inability to afford money bail. The bill would also require the court to release a defendant being held for a misdemeanor offense on his or her own recognizance unless the court makes an additional finding on the record that there is no condition or combination of conditions that would reasonably ensure public safety and the appearance of the defendant if the defendant is released.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 424 (McCarty D) Possession of a firearm in a school zone.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/9/2017

Status
2/10/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.

Location
2/9/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would delete the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 459 (Chau D) Public records: body-worn cameras.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law, the California Public Records Act, requires state and local agencies to make their records available for public inspection, unless an exemption from disclosure applies.This bill would exempt video and audio files from a body-worn camera created by a peace officer of a state or local law enforcement agency that depict any victim of rape, incest, domestic violence, or child abuse from disclosure pursuant to the act, unless the victim or victims depicted provide express written consent.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 473 (Waldron R) Mental health: criminal justice.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law authorizes a person in custody who has been charged with or convicted of a criminal offense to apply for inpatient or outpatient mental health services. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to set aside funds from existing state programs aimed at addressing mental illness to motivate partnerships between county jail systems and local universities or community treatment providers to develop model cost-effective, jail-based integrated treatment programming with ongoing continuity of care through reentry via community-based case management or similar services.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 484 (Cunningham R) Sex offenses: registration.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017.

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

 

Current law, as amended by Proposition 35 as approved by the voters at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, requires persons convicted of specified sex offenses, or attempts to commit those offenses, to register with local law enforcement agencies while residing in the state or while attending school or working in the state. This bill would add to the list of offenses requiring registration, the offense of rape in cases where the victim submits to an act of sexual intercourse under the belief that the person committing the act is someone known to the victim other than the accused and the offense of rape in cases where the act is accomplished against the victim’s will by threatening the use of the authority of a public official to incarcerate, arrest, or deport the victim or another.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 512 (Rodriguez D) Public employees’ retirement: safety members: industrial disability retirement.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Location
/13/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

The Public Employees’ Retirement Law, until January 1, 2018, provides a state safety member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System who retires for industrial disability a retirement benefit equal to the greatest amount resulting from 3 possible calculations. In this regard, the benefit amount is based on an actuarially reduced service retirement, a service retirement allowance, if the member is qualified, or 50% of his or her final compensation, plus an annuity purchased with his or her accumulated contributions, if any. Current law establishes the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund, which is appropriated continuously for various purposes, including the payment of benefits. This bill would delete the repeal of these provisions, thereby extending them indefinitely.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 516 (Maienschein R) Sex offenses: disabled victims.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law, as amended by Proposition 83, the Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act (Jessica’s Law), approved by the voters at the November 7, 2006, statewide general election, makes a defendant subject to imprisonment in the state prison for 25 years to life if convicted of certain crimes. This bill would add the crimes of rape, sexual penetration, sodomy, and oral copulation, perpetrated against a person who is incapable, because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, of giving legal consent, to the above provisions, if the victim is developmentally disabled, as defined.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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AB 52 (Cooper D) Public employees: orientation and informational programs: exclusive representatives.

Current Text
Introduced: 12/5/2016

Status
1/19/2017-Referred to Com. on P.E., R., & S.S.

Location
1/19/2017-A. P.E.,R. & S.S.

Summary

Current law, including the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, the Ralph C. Dills Act, the Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Act, the Trial Court Interpreter Employment and Labor Relations Act, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Transit Employer- Employee Relations Act, as well as provisions commonly referred to as the Educational Employment Relations Act and the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, regulates the labor relations of the state, the courts, and specified local public agencies and their employees. This bill would require the public employers regulated by the acts described above to provide all employees an orientation. The bill would also

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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AB 529 (Stone, Mark D) Juveniles: sealing of records.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would require, if a person who has been alleged to be a ward of the juvenile court and has his or her petition dismissed or if the petition is not sustained by the court after an adjudication hearing, the court to seal all records pertaining to that dismissed petition that are in the custody of the juvenile court, and in the custody of law enforcement agencies, the probation department, or the Department of Justice in accordance with a specified procedure. By imposing new duties on local agencies relating to sealing juvenile records, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 530 (Cooper D) Local public employee labor relations.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, authorizes local public employees, as defined, to form, join, and participate in the activities of employee organizations of their own choosing to represent themselves on matters of employer-employee relations. Current law also grants these public employees the right to refuse to join or participate in those activities and to represent themselves individually in their employment relations. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 537 (Acosta R) Serious felonies.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law, as added by Proposition 8, adopted June 8, 1982, and amended by Proposition 21, adopted March 7, 2000, among other things, defines a serious felony. Current law, also added by Proposition 8, adopted June 8, 1982, and amended by Proposition 36, adopted November 6, 2012, commonly known as the Three Strikes Law, requires increased penalties for certain recidivist offenders in addition to any other enhancement or penalty provisions that may apply, including individuals with current and prior convictions of a serious felony, as specified. This bill would amend those initiatives statutes by adding certain felonies, including threatening a witness and human trafficking, to the definition of a serious felony, as specified.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 561 (Voepel R) Sales and use taxes: exclusion: public safety first

Current Text
Introduced: 2/14/2017

Status
2/15/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 17.

Location
2/14/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would, for any public safety first responder vehicle and any equipment required on a public safety first responder vehicle that is purchased by a local public agency, would exclude from the terms “gross receipts” and “sales price,” amounts of the gross receipts or sales price in excess of $300,000. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 662 (Choi R) Restitution: tracking.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/14/2017

Status
2/15/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 17.

Location
2/14/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law establishes a local Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) in each county and requires the CCP to recommend a local plan to the county board of supervisors for the implementation of the 2011 public safety realignment. Current law allows the plan to include recommendations to maximize the effective investment of criminal justice resources in evidence-based correction sanctions and programming, including specifically, among other things, victim restitution programs. This bill would, if the local plan includes victim restitution programs, require the restitution to be tracked by the sheriff’s department if the person owing restitution is incarcerated or the probation department if the person owing restitution is on supervised release.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 67 (Rodriguez D) Violent and nonviolent felonies.

Current Text
Amended: 2/14/2017

Status
2/15/2017-Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
2/13/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Would define as violent felonies human trafficking, domestic violence involving strangulation, sodomy or oral copulation if the victim was unconscious, and rape if the victim was unconscious, if the victim was incapable of giving consent due to intoxication, if the victim was incapable of giving legal consent because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, if the victim submitted to the act under the belief that the person committing the act was someone known to the victim other than the accused, or if the act was accomplished against the victim’s will by threatening to use the authority of a public official.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 683 (Garcia, Eduardo D) Prisoners: support services.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would appropriate $1,500,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for allocation to the Counties of Alameda, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, and Santa Clara to implement pilot programs in those counties to provide reentry services and support to persons who are, or who are scheduled to be, released from a county jail. The bill would require the pilot programs to include specified components, including support services for parents and a mentorship program.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 693 (Irwin D) Firearms.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law generally requires that a firearms transaction be conducted through a licensed firearms dealer. This bill would exempt the loan of a firearm from the requirement that the transaction be conducted through a dealer if the loan is made to a student enrolled in the course of basic training prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, or any other course certified by the commission, for purposes of participation in the course

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 704 (Grayson D) Multidisciplinary teams: human trafficking and domestic violence.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would authorize a county to establish a domestic violence multidisciplinary personnel team and a human trafficking multidisciplinary personnel team to allow agencies to share confidential information in order to investigate reports of suspected crimes. This bill would authorize members of those multidisciplinary personnel teams to disclose to one another information and records that are relevant to the prevention, identification, or treatment of those crimes.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 721 (Bigelow R) Firearms: prohibited firearms.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, or possession in the state of short-barreled rifles and short-barreled shotguns, as defined. Current law authorizes certain government entities and certain peace officers to purchase and possess these firearms under certain circumstances, as specified.This bill would add district attorney’s offices and peace officer members of these offices to the specified entities and persons authorized to purchase and possess these weapons under specified circumstances.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 748 (Ting D) Peace officers: body-worn cameras.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would require each department or agency that employs peace officers and that elects to require those peace officers to wear body-worn cameras to develop a policy setting forth the procedures for, and limitations on, public access to recordings taken by body-worn cameras, as specified. The bill would require the department or agency to conspicuously post the policy on its Internet Web site.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 78 (Cooper D) Vessels: operation and equipment: blue lights.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/4/2017

Status
2/13/2017-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Location
1/19/2017-A. PUB. S.

Summary

Current law reserves the use of a distinctive blue light to law enforcement vessels. This bill would reserve the use of this distinctive blue light to public safety vessels, defined to include law enforcement vessels or fire department vessels, that are engaged in direct law enforcement activities, or public safety activities conducted by a fire department, as provided. By expanding the law to cover fire department vessels, the bill would expand the scope of a crime, thereby creating a statemandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 789 (Rubio D) Criminal procedure: release on own recognizance.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would allow a court to approve, without a hearing in open court, own recognizance releases under a court-operated or court-approved pretrial release program for arrestees with 3 or more prior failures to appear.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 811 (Gipson D) Juveniles: rights: computing technology.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

The Youth Bill of Rights enumerates various rights for youth confined in a facility of the Division of Juvenile Facilities, including, among others, the right to maintain frequent and continuing contact with family members and the right to receive a quality education. This bill would also grant youth confined in a facility of the Division of Juvenile Facilities, and minors detained in or committed to a juvenile hall or juvenile ranch, camp, or forestry camp, the right to reasonable access to computer technology and the Internet for the purposes of education and maintaining relationships with family and supportive adults.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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AB 875 (Lackey R) Restitution centers.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law establishes, in each county, city, or city and county in which a restitution center is established, a restitution center community advisory board, which is made up of specified members, including either the sheriff or the chief of police of the local jurisdiction and 2 public members chosen by the city council or board of supervisors. This bill would instead require a restitution center community advisory board to include both the sheriff and, if applicable, the chief of police, and 3 public members chosen by the city council or board of supervisors. By imposing additional duties on local governments, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 878 (Gipson D) Juveniles: restraints.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Under current law, a female ward of a local juvenile facility who is known to be pregnant or in recovery from delivery may not be restrained, unless deemed necessary for the safety and security of the inmate, the staff, or the public.This bill would prohibit the use of restraints on a minor during transportation outside of a local juvenile facility, camp, ranch, or forestry camp, except as provided, or during a juvenile court proceeding.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 887 (Cooper D) Public safety officers: investigations and interviews.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

The Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act requires, when a public safety officer is under investigation and is interrogated by his or her commanding officer, or another member of the employing agency, on matters than that could lead to punitive action, the interrogation be conducted under certain conditions, including that the public safety officer under investigation shall be informed of the nature of the investigation prior to any interrogation. This bill would specify that a public safety officer under investigation is required to be informed of the time, date, and location of any incident at issue, the internal affairs case number, if any, the title of any alleged violation, and a brief summary of any complaint. The bill would also make technical, organization changes.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 896 (Rodriguez D) Emergency services.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to the inclusion of all California federally recognized tribes in California’s emergency services and disaster preparedness agreements, including, but not limited to, state mutual aid agreements.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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AB 955 (Jones-Sawyer D) Body-worn cameras: peace officers.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-A. PRINT

Summary

Current law requires law enforcement agencies, departments, or entities to consider specified best practices regarding the downloading and storage of body-worn camera data when establishing policies and procedures for the implementation and operation of a body-worn camera system, as specified.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish policies and procedures to address issues related to body-worn cameras.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 10 (Hertzberg D) Bail: pretrial release.

Current Text
Amended: 1/17/2017

Status
1/26/2017-Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
1/26/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Would require the court to release a defendant being held for a misdemeanor offense on his or her own recognizance unless the court makes an additional finding on the record that there is no condition or combination of conditions that would reasonably ensure public safety and the appearance of the defendant if the defendant is released on his or her own recognizance. This bill contains other related provisions.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 155 (Anderson R) Probation.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/18/2017

Status
1/26/2017-Referred to Com. on RLS.

Location
1/18/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law defines “probation” as the suspension of the imposition or execution of a sentence and the order of conditional and revocable release into the community. Current law requires a person placed on probation to be under the supervision of the county probation officer, and authorizes that officer to determine the level and type of supervision consistent with the conditions of probation ordered by the court.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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SB 190 (Mitchell D) Juveniles.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/26/2017

Status
2/9/2017-Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and HUMAN S.

Location
2/9/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Current law provides that the board of supervisors of any county may authorize the correctional administrator to offer a program under which inmates committed to a county jail or other county correctional facility or granted probation, or inmates participating in a work furlough program, may voluntarily participate or involuntarily be placed in a home detention program during their sentence in lieu of confinement in a county jail or other county correctional facility or program. Current law authorizes the board of supervisors to prescribe a program administrative fee and an application fee for this program. This bill would make those fees payable only by adult participants of that home detention program who are over 21 years of age and under the jurisdiction of the criminal court.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 194 (Anderson R) Probation: revocation: new period.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/30/2017

Status
2/9/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
2/9/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

If an order setting aside the judgement, the revocation of probation, or both is made after the expiration of the probationary period, existing law allows the court to place the person on probation for that period and with those terms and conditions as it could have done immediately following conviction. This bill would allow the court to place the person on probation for a new period of probation with those terms and conditions as it could have done immediately following conviction whether the order setting aside the judgement, the revocation of probation, or both was made before or after the expiration of the probationary period.

Position: Support
Priority: 2

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SB 21 (Hill D) Law enforcement agencies: surveillance: policies.

Current Text
Introduced: 12/5/2016

Status
1/12/2017-Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and JUD.

Location
1/12/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Would, beginning July 1, 2018, require each law enforcement agency, as defined, to submit to its governing body at a noticed hearing, open to the public, a proposed plan for the use of all surveillance technology and the information collected, as specified. The bill would require that the law enforcement agency submit an amendment to the surveillance plan, pursuant to the same open meeting requirements, for each new type of surveillance technology sought to be used. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 211 (Berryhill R) Juveniles.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/1/2017

Status
2/9/2017-Referred to Com. on RLS.

Location
2/1/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law establishes the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, under which a minor may be adjudged to be a dependent or ward of the court if the minor has been abused or neglected, or if the minor has violated a law or ordinance, respectively. Current law requires that minors under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as a consequence of delinquent conduct receive care, treatment, and guidance that is consistent with their best interests, that holds them accountable for their behavior, and that is appropriate for their circumstances. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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SB 213 (Mitchell D) Placement of children: criminal records check.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/1/2017

Status
2/9/2017-Referred to Coms. on HUMAN S. and JUD.

Location
2/9/2017-S. HUM. S.

Summary

Current law requires the county welfare department, before placing a child in the home of a relative, nonrelative extended family member, prospective guardian, or another person who is not a licensed or certified foster parent or an approved resource family, to consider the results of a criminal records check, as specified. Current law prohibits the child’s placement in the home if the person has been convicted of certain felonies. This bill would also (1) prohibit the final approval for an adoption placement, (2) prohibit the placement of a child in the home of a relative, nonrelative extended family member, prospective guardian, or another person who is not a licensed or certified foster parent or an approved resource family, and (3) prohibit licensure of a foster care provider applicant and approval of a resource family applicant, if an adult living in the home has been convicted of a violent felony, as defined.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 22 (Hill D) Firearms: law enforcement agencies: agency firearm accounting.

Current Text
Introduced: 12/5/2016

Status
1/12/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
1/12/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Would require a law enforcement agency, as defined, to adopt a written procedure to account for firearms that are owned, acquired, maintained, sold, loaned, lost, stolen, or in any way possessed by that agency or by an employee of that agency if used or carried for purposes of carrying out the official duties of his or her employment, as specified. The bill would require that the acquisition of firearms by an agency employee for use within the course of his or her employment be entered into the AFS, and would require that a record of firearms that are lost, stolen, or otherwise disposed of be entered into the AFS.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 225 (Stern D) Human trafficking.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/2/2017

Status
2/16/2017-Referred to Com. on JUD.

Location
2/16/2017-S. JUD.

Summary

Would require hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and other locations that provide transient lodging, other than personal residences, to post the notice relating to slavery and human trafficking and would require the notice to specify that a person can also text specified nonprofit organizations for services and support. The bill, by April 1, 2018, would require the department to revise and update the notice, as specified.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 230 (Atkins D) Evidence: sexual offenses.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/2/2017

Status
2/16/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
2/16/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Current law provides that evidence of a person’s character is inadmissible when offered to prove his or her conduct on a specified occasion. Current law creates exceptions to that rule, including that in a criminal action in which the defendant is accused of a sexual offense, evidence of the defendant’s commission of another sexual offense or offenses is not inadmissible under that rule, except as specified. This bill would expand the definition of “sexual offense” for purposes of this exception to the rule against the admission of character evidence to include specified sexual offences related to human trafficking, prostitution, and pimping.

Position: Support
Priority: 2

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SB 237 (Hertzberg D) Criminal procedure: arrest.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/6/2017

Status
2/16/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
2/16/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Would authorize an arresting officer to release an arrested person from custody without taking him or her before a magistrate if the person is delivered, subsequent to being arrested, to a specified facility for the purpose of mental health evaluation and treatment and no further criminal proceedings are desirable.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 270 (Atkins D) Human trafficking recognition and reporting: training: hotels and motels.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/8/2017

Status
2/16/2017-Referred to Com. on JUD.

Location
2/16/2017-S. JUD.

Summary

Would require a hotel or motel that provides lodging services in the state to train its employees who are likely to interact or come into contact with victims of human trafficking in recognizing the signs of human trafficking and how to report those signs to the appropriate law enforcement agency, as specified. The bill would prescribe certain characteristics that the training program is required to have and require it to be approved by the Department of Justice.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 299 (Mendoza D) Firearms.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law prohibits a resident of this state from importing, bringing, or transporting into this state, a firearm purchased or otherwise obtained from outside of this state unless the firearm is first delivered to a dealer in this state for delivery to the resident. Current law excepts executors and administrators of estates from that prohibition if certain criteria are met. Current law generally requires a person to possess a firearm safety certificate in order to possess a firearm. Currentlaw excepts executors and administrators of estates from that requirement. This bill would extend the transfer by operation of law provisions and the exceptions described above to a decedent’s personal representative, and to a trustee of a trust created by a will, if the estate or trust includes a firearm.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 304 (Portantino D) Juvenile court school pupils: joint transitions planning policy.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law provides that a county office of education and county probation department shall have a joint transition planning policy that includes collaboration with relevant local educational agencies to coordinate education and services for youth in the juvenile justice system. This bill would require the joint transition planning policy to include specified components, including an individualized transition plan for each pupil detained for more than 4 consecutive schooldays and a transition portfolio for each pupil, as specified.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 312 (Skinner D) Juveniles: sealing of records.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law generally subjects any person under 18 years of age who commits a crime to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge that person to be a ward of the court. Under current law, juvenile court proceedings to declare a minor a ward of the court are commenced by the filing of a petition by the probation officer, the district attorney after consultation with the probation officer, or the prosecuting attorney, as specified. This bill would expand a specified exception to require the court to seal a record or dismiss a petition under the provisions as specified if the finding on that serious or violent offense was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 324 (Roth D) Public officers: custodial officers.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law specifies that a custodial officer is a public officer, not a peace officer, employed by a law enforcement agency of a city or county who has the authority and responsibility for maintaining custody of prisoners and performs tasks related to the operation of a local detention facility used for the detention of persons usually pending arraignment or upon court order, as specified. Current law provides that a custodial officer does not have the right to carry or possess firearms in the performance of his or her prescribed duties. Current law also describes the powers and duties of custodial officers. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the provisions relating to custodial officers.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 336 (Anderson R) Exonerated inmates: transitional services.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/13/2017

Status
2/14/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 16.

Location
2/13/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would revise the definition of exonerated for the purpose of eligibility for assistance with transitional services to include a person who has been convicted and subsequently was granted a writ of habeas corpus, as specified.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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SB 420 (Monning D) State summary criminal history information: sentencing information.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law requires the Department of Justice to maintain state summary criminal history information, including the identification and criminal history of any person, such as name, date of birth, physical description, fingerprints, photographs, dates of arrests, arresting agencies and booking numbers, charges, dispositions, and similar data about the person. Current law specifies to whom and how the state summary criminal history information may be released and for what purposes it may be used. This bill would include sentencing information in the state summary criminal history information record.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 438 (Roth D) Juveniles: legal guardianship: successor guardian.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Whenever a court orders a hearing to terminate parental rights to, or to establish legal guardianship of, a dependent child to be held, current law requires the court to direct the agency supervising the child and the county adoption agency, or the State Department of Social Services when it is acting as an adoption agency, to prepare an assessment and requires this assessment to include, among other things, a preliminary assessment of the eligibility and commitment of any identified prospective adoptive parent or legal guardian, as specified. This bill would authorize this preliminary assessment of a legal guardian to include the development of a plan for a successor guardian in the case of incapacity or death of the guardian.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 439 (Mitchell D) Jurisdiction of the juvenile court.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/15/2017

Status
2/16/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 18.

Location
2/15/2017-S. RLS.c

Summary

Current law places a person who is under 18 years of age when he or she violates any law of this state or of the United States or specified ordinances of any city or county of this state to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. Current law authorizes a juvenile court to adjudge a person under these circumstances to be a ward of the court. This bill would modify the ages that a person must be to fall within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court or adjudged a ward of the court under these circumstances to be between 12 years of age and 18 years of age, inclusive.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 462 (Atkins D) Juveniles: sealing of records.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would make a technical, non-substantive change to these provisions.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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SB 497 (Portantino D) Firearms: transfers.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law prohibits a firearms dealer from delivering a handgun to a person whenever the dealer is notified by the Department of Justice that within the preceding 30-day period the purchaser has made another application to purchase a handgun that does not fall within an exception to the 30-day prohibition. A violation of that delivery prohibition by the dealer is a crime. This bill would make the 30-day prohibition and the dealer delivery prohibition described above applicable to all types of firearms.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 505 (Mendoza D) Shared gang databases: administration.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/16/2017

Status
2/17/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 19.

Location
2/16/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would require the Department of Justice to administer or oversee any shared gang database, as defined, that is funded by the state and in which California law enforcement agencies participate, including, but not limited to, the CalGang system. The bill would provide that the CalGang Executive Board is to cease to administer and oversee the CalGang system and is required to transfer its responsibilities to the Department of Justice.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 587 (Atkins D) Emergency vehicles: blue warning lights.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would also authorize probation officers to display the blue warning light from their emergency vehicles. The bill would require probation officers to complete an emergency vehicle operations course certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training before operating an emergency vehicle with blue lights.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 597 (Leyva D) Human trafficking: victim confidentiality.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law authorizes victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to complete an application to be approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of enabling state and local agencies to respond to requests for public records without disclosing a program participant’s residence address contained in any public record and otherwise provide for confidentiality of identity for that person, subject to specified conditions. Any person who makes a false statement in an application is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill would make this program available to a victim of human trafficking, as defined.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 625 (Atkins D) Juveniles: honorable discharge.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would authorize the department to determine if a youth previously committed to the division is eligible for an honorable discharge. The bill would also authorize the board to make honorable discharge determinations upon termination of the jurisdiction of the committing court. This bill would make conforming changes to provisions relating to the powers and duties of the division. The bill would also make conforming changes, reflecting the jurisdiction of the committing court, to provisions relating to the powers and duties of the board with regard to parole, violation of the conditions of parole, and the honorable discharge of a ward.This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 655 (Galgiani D) Public safety officers.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

The Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act excludes coroners and deputy coroners from the application of the act. This bill would include coroners and deputy coroners within the application of the act, thereby creating a state-mandated local program by imposing new duties on local agencies to follow the requirements of the act with respect to these officials.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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SB 670 (Jackson D) Sentencing: county of incarceration and supervision.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would require, when imposing specified felony sentences concurrent or consecutive to another felony sentence in another county or counties, the court rendering the 2nd or other subsequent judgment to determine the county or counties of incarceration and supervision of the defendant. The bill would additionally require the Judicial Council to adopt rules providing criteria for the consideration of the trial judge when determining the county or counties of incarceration and supervision pursuant to these provisions.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 69 (Bates R) Sex offenders: GPS monitoring: removal.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/5/2017

Status
1/19/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
1/19/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Would make it a felony for a person to willfully remove or disable an electronic, global positioning system, or other monitoring device, if the device was affixed as a condition of parole, postrelease community supervision, or probation as a result of a conviction of certain specified sex offenses, if the person intended to evade supervision and either does not surrender, or is not apprehended, within one week of the issuance of a warrant for absconding, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 695 (Lara D) Sex offenders: registration: criminal offender record information systems.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would establish 3 tiers of registration based on specified criteria, for periods of at least 10 years, at least 20 years, and life, respectively, as specified. The bill would establish procedures for termination from the sex offender registry for a registered sex offender who is a tier one or tier two offender and who completes his or her mandated minimum registration period under specified conditions. The bill would require the offender to file a petition at the expiration of his or her minimum registration period and would authorize the district attorney to request a hearing on the petition if the petitioner has not fulfilled the requirement of successful tier completion, as specified. The bill would also authorize a tier three offender who meets specified criteria to petition the court for placement in tier two, as specified. The bill would also revise the criteria for exclusion from the Internet Web site.This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 1

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SB 708 (Skinner D) Sentencing: life without the possibility of parole

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would amend the above-referenced initiatives by defining the sentence of life without parole for a person who was under 25 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense as life without the possibility of parole for 25 years.This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 729 (Stone R) Local emergencies: state response.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish specific guidelines and timeframes with respect to the state’s response to a local proclamation of an emergency as set forth in a specified provision of the California Emergency Services Act.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 75 (Bates R) Violent felonies.

Current Text
Introduced: 1/10/2017

Status
1/19/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
1/19/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Current law, as amended by Proposition 21, classifies certain felonies as violent felonies for purposes of various provisions of the Penal Code. Current law generally imposes an additional oneyear term for a felony and 3-year term for a violent felony for each prior separate prison term served for a felony or a violent felony, respectively. This bill would additionally define, among other crimes, the offenses of vehicular manslaughter, human trafficking involving a minor, assault with a deadly weapon, solicitation of murder, rape under various specified circumstances, and grand theft of a firearm as violent felonies for purposes of imposing specified sentence enhancements. The bill would also make conforming changes.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 767 (Atkins D) Sexually exploited children: foster care.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Would require each county to create a specialized foster family placement protocol for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) to provide these victims with safety, treatment, and appropriate services. The bill would require each county to provide an additional stipend and training to CSEC foster families and other providers and for attorneys and juvenile court judges, as specified. The bill would authorize counties to create CSEC courts and would express the intent of the Legislature that counties use the counties of Los Angeles and Alameda as models for CSEC courts.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 770 (Glazer D) Violent felonies.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/17/2017

Status
2/17/2017-Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Location
2/17/2017-S. RLS.

Summary

Current law, as amended by Proposition 21 as approved by the voters at the March 7, 2000, statewide primary election and by Proposition 83 of the November 7, 2006, statewide general election, classifies certain felonies as violent felonies for purposes of various provisions of the Penal Code. This bill would amend the above initiative statutes by defining additional crimes, including, among others, human trafficking, elder and dependent adult abuse, assault with a deadly weapon, rape under specified circumstances, discharge of a firearm at an occupied building, and specified crimes against peace officers and witnesses, as violent felonies for purposes of the above specified sentence enhancements.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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SB 8 (Beall D) Diversion: mental disorders.

Current Text
Introduced: 12/5/2016

Status
1/12/2017-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

Location
1/12/2017-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Would authorize a court, with the consent of the defendant and a waiver of the defendant’s speedy trial right, to postpone prosecution of a misdemeanor or a felony punishable in a county jail, and place the defendant in a pretrial diversion program if the court is satisfied the defendant suffers from a mental disorder, that the defendant’s mental disorder played a significant role in the commission of the charged offense, and that the defendant would benefit from mental health treatment. The bill would allow the defense to arrange, to the satisfaction of the court, for a program of mental health treatment utilizing existing inpatient or outpatient mental health resources.

Position: Watch
Priority: 2

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