SB 694 (Stone R) Juvenile halls: wireless communication devices.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/22/2019

Status
4/11/2019-Set for hearing April 23.

Location
3/14/2019-S. PUB. S.

Summary

Would make it a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, for a person to knowingly bring or send into, or to knowingly assist in bringing into, or sending into, any county juvenile hall, ranch, camp, or forestry camp a wireless communication device, as specified, who is not authorized to possess that item. By creating a new crime, and by increasing the duties of local officials relating to the posting of a sign specifying the new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. 

Existing law makes it a crime for a person in a local correctional facility to possess a wireless communication device who is not authorized to possess that item.This bill would make it a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, for a person to knowingly bring or send into, or to knowingly assist in bringing into, or sending into, any county juvenile hall, ranch, camp, or forestry camp a wireless communication device, as specified, who is not authorized to possess that item. By creating a new crime, and by increasing the duties of local officials relating to the posting of a sign specifying the new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Oppose
Priority: 1