AB 124 – (Kamlager) Status: AB-124: Criminal procedure. On 16-JUN-21 the following history action was applied: "Referred to Com. on PUB. S." Bill Analysis Summary: Expands access to vacatur relief and the affirmative defense of coercion for victims of human trafficking and creates that same relief for victims of intimate partner violence and sexual violence; requires courts, in making sentencing determinations, to consider whether trauma, youthfulness, or being a victim of human trafficking or intimate partner violence contributed to commission of the current offense; and makes evidence of mental state admissible on the issue of whether or not the accused actually formed the required mental state for the crime charged, as specified.
AB 256 – (Kalra) Status: AB-256: Criminal procedure: discrimination. has been Set FOR Hearing ON 29-JUN-21 1:30 p.m.Bill Analysis Summary: Applies the California Racial Justice Act of 2020 (CRJA), which prohibits the state from seeking or obtaining a conviction or sentence on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin, retroactively to cases in which judgment was entered prior to January 1, 2021, via a phased-in approach, as specified.
AB 292 – (Stone) Status: AB-292: Corrections: prison credits. has been Set FOR Hearing ON 06-JUL-21 9 a.m. Bill Analysis Summary: Directs the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to use its constitutional authority to award custody credits to specified inmates serving a sentence for a violent felony or a nonviolent second- or third-strike felony at a rate of a one day credit for every day in custody (50% credit).
AB 990 – (Santiago) Status: AB-990: Prisons: inmate visitation. On 16-JUN-21 the following history action was applied: "Referred to Com. on PUB. S." Bill Analysis Summary: Establishes the right of visitation as a protected civil right for a person in custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ("CDCR"), changes the standard of review for when CDCR limits civil rights, and establishes restrictions on denying a person visitation rights.