Administration of Justice Bills of Interest
June 6, 2019
SB 284 (Beall) would increase the annual rate which a county pays to the state for a person the county commits to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to $125,000 if the offense on which the commitment is based, had it been filed in a court of criminal jurisdiction at the time of adjudication, had a maximum aggregate sentence of fewer than 7 years or if the offense on which the commitment is based occurred when the person was 15 years of age or younger. CSAC and Chief Probation Officers of California are opposed to this measure as it will do little to prevent youth from being sent to DJJ and instead result in significant financial impacts on counties, which will negatively impact counties and the progress we have made to enhance services and could put programming for youth in jeopardy. SB 284 will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 11.
AB 1390 (Stone) expands the Transitional Age Youth Pilot Program to defendants who are 21 years of age or older, but under 25 years of age at the time of the offense with approval of the multidisciplinary team. CSAC is in support of this measure. AB 1390 will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 11.
AB 206 (Chiu) would protect property owners and public entities that voluntarily participate in a lead paint abatement program, this bill provides limited immunity from lawsuits and other claims associated with the property owner or public entities’ participation in the lead abatement program. CSAC is in support of this measure. AB 206 will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 11.