Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a number of new measures into law aimed at criminal justice reform and the reduction of prison sentences for certain offenders in California.
Senate Bill 81- seeks to reduce the number of sentence enhancements in criminal cases that can double prison terms.
Senate Bill 483- allows the retroactive repeal of sentence enhancements for prior prison or county jail felony terms.
Assembly Bill 333 – restricts the use of sentence enhancements for alleged gang crimes.
Senate Bill 73 – ends mandatory prison and jail sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.
Senate Bill 775 – Felony Murder: resentencing – allows a person convicted of murder under any theory of malice or natural and probable consequences doctrine to apply for resentencing, including attempted murder and manslaughter.
Senate Bill 215 – DNA evidence.
Senate Bill 317 – Competence to stand trial.
Senate Bill 383 – Juveniles: informal supervision: deferred entry of judgment.
Senate Bill 416 – Corrections: educational programs.
Assembly Bill 124 – Criminal procedure.
Assembly Bill 292 – Corrections: rehabilitative programming.
Assembly Bill 453 – Sexual battery: nonconsensual condom removal.
Assembly Bill 527 – Controlled substances.
Assembly Bill 567 – Criminal procedure: resentencing.
Assembly Bill 625 – State Public Defender: indigent defense: study.
Assembly Bill 636 – Financial abuse of elder or dependent adults.
Assembly Bill 764 – Contempt of court: victim intimidation.
Assembly Bill 1171 – Rape of a spouse.
Assembly Bill 1455 – Sexual assault by law enforcement officers: actions against public entities: statute of limitations.
Assembly Bill 1540 – Criminal procedure: resentencing.
Assembly Bill 990 — was vetoed: inmate visitation
For further information on these bills contact your institutional law library.