Week of July 4, 2011

Below is a summary of actions filed on legislation that CALCASA is currently tracking as of July 4th. The list includes bills that CALCASA is supporting and opposing. We included links to each bill, so that you can read the text. Help CALCASA push our legislative agenda by signing up and Taking Action!

AB 12 (Swanson D)   Abolition of Child Commerce, Exploitation, and Sexual Slavery Act of 2011.
Status: 7/7/2011-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12:15 p.m.
Location: 7/7/2011-A. ENROLLED
Summary:
Would enact the Abolition of Child Commerce, Exploitation, and Sexual Slavery Act of 2011, and would require that a person who is convicted of seeking to procure or procuring the sexual services of a prostitute, if the prostitute is under 18 years of age, be ordered to pay an additional fine not to exceed $25,000 to be available upon appropriation by the Legislature to fund programs and services for commercially sexually exploited minors in the counties where the underlying offenses are committed.

AB 44 (Logue R)   Inmates: release: notification.
Status: 7/6/2011-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (July 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Location: 7/6/2011-S. APPR.
Summary:
Current law requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, when releasing prisoners on parole who have been convicted of a violent felony, as defined, or certain other felonies, as specified, to notify the law enforcement agency and the district attorney having jurisdiction over the community in which the person was convicted and also the law enforcement agency and district attorney having jurisdiction over the community in which the person is scheduled to be released. This bill would require that notification be sent 60 days prior to the scheduled release date of an inmate . The bill would conform the timeline for local comments to the longer notification period, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

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Week of June 6, 2011

Below is a summary of actions filed on legislation that CALCASA is currently tracking as of June 6th. The list includes bills that CALCASA is supporting and opposing. We included links to each bill, so that you can read the text. Help CALCASA push our legislative agenda by signing up and Taking Action!

AB 13 (Knight R)   Public school volunteers.
Status: 6/8/2011-Referred to Coms. on ED. and PUB. S.
Location: 6/8/2011-S. ED.
Summary:
Would specify that each of these provisions applies to charter schools. The bill would also authorize a school district, county office of education, or charter school to request a local law enforcement agency to conduct an automated records check of a prospective nonteaching volunteer aide in order to ascertain whether that person has been convicted of a felony controlled substance offense that involves a minor or a violent or serious felony, as specified. The bill would additionally prohibit persons who have been convicted of violent or serious felonies, specified sex offenses, or felony controlled substance offenses, as specified, from serving as nonteaching volunteer aides , but would provide that a person would not be prohibited from serving as a nonteaching volunteer aide solely because of a conviction of a controlled substance offense that involves a minor or a violent or serious felony 5 years after the date of that conviction . This bill contains other current laws.

AB 90 (Swanson D)   Human trafficking: minors.
Status: 6/8/2011-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
Location: 6/8/2011-S. PUB. S.
Summary:
Would provide that a person who deprives or violates another person’s liberty with the intent to effect or maintain the felony of making available to another person a person under 16 years of age for the purpose of any lewd or lascivious act, or the felony of the procurement of minors in the preparation of material depicting sexual conduct by a minor, is guilty of human trafficking. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

AB 142 (Fuentes D)   Criminal procedure: pleas.
Status: 6/8/2011-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Location: 6/8/2011-S. THIRD READING
Summary:
Current law requires the court, prior to the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, to advise the defendant that if he or she is not a citizen, conviction of the crime charged may result in deportation, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of naturalization. This bill would additionally require the court to advise the defendant that, if he or she is deported from the United States and returns illegally, he or she could be charged with a separate federal offense. The bill would make other conforming changes.

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Week of May 30, 2011

Below is a summary of actions filed on legislation that CALCASA is currently tracking as of May 30th. The list includes bills that CALCASA is supporting and opposing. We included links to each bill, so that you can read the text. Help CALCASA push our legislative agenda by signing up and Taking Action!

AB 12 (Swanson D)   Abolition of Child Commerce, Exploitation, and Sexual Slavery Act of 2011.
Status: 6/2/2011-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
Location: 6/2/2011-S. PUB. S.
Summary:
Would enact the Abolition of Child Commerce, Exploitation, and Sexual Slavery Act of 2011, and would require that a person who is convicted of seeking to procure or procuring the sexual services of a prostitute, if the prostitute is under 18 years of age, be ordered to pay an additional fine not to exceed $25,000 to be available upon appropriation by the Legislature to fund programs and services for commercially sexually exploited minors in the counties where the underlying offenses are committed .

AB 13 (Knight R)   Public school volunteers.
Status: 6/1/2011-In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Location: 6/1/2011-S. RLS.
Summary:
Would specify that each of these provisions applies to charter schools. The bill would also authorize a school district, county office of education, or charter school to request a local law enforcement agency to conduct an automated records check of a prospective nonteaching volunteer aide in order to ascertain whether that person has been convicted of a felony controlled substance offense that involves a minor or a violent or serious felony, as specified. The bill would additionally prohibit persons who have been convicted of violent or serious felonies, specified sex offenses, or felony controlled substance offenses, as specified, from serving as nonteaching volunteer aides , but would provide that a person would not be prohibited from serving as a nonteaching volunteer aide solely because of a conviction of a controlled substance offense that involves a minor or a violent or serious felony 5 years after the date of that conviction . This bill contains other current laws.

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Week of May 16, 2011

Below is a summary of actions filed on legislation that CALCASA is currently tracking as of May 16th. The list includes bills that CALCASA is supporting and opposing. We included links to each bill, so that you can read the text. Help CALCASA push our legislative agenda by signing up and Taking Action!

AB 446 (Carter D)   Juveniles: restorative justice program.
Status: 5/16/2011-In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Location: 5/16/2011-S. RLS.
Summary:
Would authorize a county to adopt a restorative justice program to address the needs of minors, victims, and the community. The bill would require the restorative justice program to be implemented through a restorative justice protocol developed by the juvenile court in conjunction with the prosecutor, public defender, and other interested groups. The bill would prohibit the use of General Fund moneys to fund the program. The bill would include related findings and declarations.

AB 520 (Ammiano D)   Sentencing.
Status: 5/18/2011-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Location: 5/18/2011-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
Summary:
Would provide that the court may not impose an upper term based on aggravating facts unless the facts were first presented to the factfinder and the factfinder found the facts to be true. The bill would require the court to state the reasons for its sentence choice on the record at the time of sentencing, including the specific facts in aggravation, if any, the court relied upon to impose an upper term. This bill contains other related provisions.

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Week of April 11, 2011

Below is a summary of actions filed on legislation that CALCASA is currently tracking as of April 11th. The list includes bills that CALCASA is supporting and opposing. We included links to each bill, so that you can read the text. Visit our Legislation Agenda page to view all bills being followed at this time. Help CALCASA push our legislative agenda by signing up and Taking Action!

AB 13 (Knight R)   Public school volunteers.
Status: 4/13/2011-In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Location: 3/25/2011-A. ED.
Summary:
Would specify that each of these provisions applies to charter schools. The bill would also authorize a school district, county office of education, or charter school to request a local law enforcement agen cy to conduct an automated records check of a prospective nonteaching volunteer aide in order to ascertain whether that person has been convicted of a felony controlled substance offense or a violent or serious felony, as specified. The bill would additionally prohibit persons who have been convicted of violent or serious felonies, specified sex offenses, or felony controlled substance offenses, as specified, from serving as nonteaching volunteer aides . This bill contains other existing laws.

AB 142 (Fuentes D)   Criminal procedure: pleas.
Status: 4/14/2011-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
Location: 4/14/2011-S. PUB. S.
Summary:
Would additionally require the court to advise the defendant that, if he or she is deported from the United States and returns illegally, he or she could be charged with a separate federal offense. The bill would make other conforming changes.

AB 179 (Gorell R)   Electronic monitoring: removing or disabling: offense.
Status: 4/13/2011-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee. (Refers to 4/12/2011 hearing)
Location: 2/3/2011-A. PUB. S.
Summary:
Would provide that unauthorized removal, as specified, of an electronic, GPS, or other monitoring device affixed for purposes of a criminal sentence, juvenile court disposition, parole, or probation is an offense punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for one year, or a $1,000 fine, or both, if the underlying offense was a misdemeanor, or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, 2 year, or 3 years if the underlying offense is a felony. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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Week of April 4, 2011

Below is a summary of actions filed on legislation that CALCASA is currently tracking as of April 4th. The list includes bills that CALCASA is supporting and opposing. We included links to each bill, so that you can read the text. Visit our Legislation Agenda page to view all bills being followed at this time. Help CALCASA push our legislative agenda by signing up and Taking Action!

AB 44 (Logue R)   Inmates: release: notification.
Status: 4/7/2011-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Location: 4/7/2011-A. THIRD READING
Summary:
Would require that notification be sent 60 days prior to the scheduled release date of an inmate . The bill would conform the timeline for local comments to the longer notification period, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 90 (Swanson D)   Human trafficking: minors.
Status: 4/5/2011-Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
Location: 4/5/2011-A. PUB. S.
Summary:
Would additionally provide that a person who deprives or violates another person’s liberty with the intent to effect or maintain the felony of making available to another person a person under 16 years of age for the purpose of any lewd or lascivious act, or the felony of the procurement of minors in the preparation of material depicting sexual conduct by a minor, is guilty of human trafficking. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 178 (Gorell R)   County jail: release pursuant to federal court order.
Status: 4/6/2011-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Location: 4/6/2011-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
Summary:
Would require a defendant who is being released prior to sentencing by county jail personnel, pursuant to a court order or policy mandating the release of inmates, to sign a release agreement with the same requirements as those pertaining to a defendant who is released under his or her own recognizance, including the defendant’s promise to appear at the time and place he or she is given in writing by the jail personnel at the time of release. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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