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AB 1593 - An Act to Amend Section 4801 of the Penal Code, Relating to Parole.

Parole: intimate partner battering. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Existing law requires the Board of Parole Hearings, one year prior to an inmate’s minimum eligible parole release date, to meet with the inmate to review his or her suitability for parole. As part of this review, existing law requires the board to consider information or evidence that, at the time of the crime, the person had experienced intimate partner battering, if that person was convicted… More
Existing law requires the Board of Parole Hearings, one year prior to an inmate’s minimum eligible parole release date, to meet with the inmate to review his or her suitability for parole. As part of this review, existing law requires the board to consider information or evidence that, at the time of the crime, the person had experienced intimate partner battering, if that person was convicted of the offense prior to the enactment of a specified provision of law. Under existing law, the board is required to annually report to the Legislature and the Governor on cases that the board considered for parole, including the board’s decisions and the findings of its investigations in these cases. Existing case law supports the denial of parole on the ground that the prisoner lacks insight into his or her crimes and its causes.

This bill would instead require the board to consider the information or evidence described above if the person was convicted of an offense that occurred prior to August 29, 1996. The bill would require the board to give great weight to information or evidence of intimate partner battering at the time of the crime. Additionally, the bill would require specific and detailed findings of the board’s investigations to be included in the annual report. The bill would also provide that the fact that a prisoner has presented evidence of intimate partner battering cannot be used to support a finding that the prisoner lacks insight into his or her crime. Hide
 
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Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 21, 2012.

voted YES: 24 voted NO: 9
7 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 4801 of the Penal Code, Relating to Parole.

AB 1593 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law requires the Board of Parole Hearings, one year prior to an inmate’s minimum eligible parole release date, to meet with the inmate to review his or her suitability for parole. As part of this review, existing law requires the board to consider information or evidence that, at the time of the crime, the person had experienced intimate partner battering, if that person was convicted of the offense prior to the enactment of a specified provision of law. Under existing law, the board is required to annually report to the Legislature and the Governor on cases that the board considered for parole, including the board’s decisions and the findings of its investigations in these cases. Existing case law supports the denial of parole on the ground that the prisoner lacks insight into his or her crimes and its causes.

This bill would instead require the board to consider the information or evidence described above if the person was convicted of an offense that occurred prior to August 29, 1996. The bill would require the board to give great weight to information or evidence of intimate partner battering at the time of the crime. Additionally, the bill would… More
Existing law requires the Board of Parole Hearings, one year prior to an inmate’s minimum eligible parole release date, to meet with the inmate to review his or her suitability for parole. As part of this review, existing law requires the board to consider information or evidence that, at the time of the crime, the person had experienced intimate partner battering, if that person was convicted of the offense prior to the enactment of a specified provision of law. Under existing law, the board is required to annually report to the Legislature and the Governor on cases that the board considered for parole, including the board’s decisions and the findings of its investigations in these cases. Existing case law supports the denial of parole on the ground that the prisoner lacks insight into his or her crimes and its causes.

This bill would instead require the board to consider the information or evidence described above if the person was convicted of an offense that occurred prior to August 29, 1996. The bill would require the board to give great weight to information or evidence of intimate partner battering at the time of the crime. Additionally, the bill would require specific and detailed findings of the board’s investigations to be included in the annual report. The bill would also provide that the fact that a prisoner has presented evidence of intimate partner battering cannot be used to support a finding that the prisoner lacks insight into his or her crime. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 4801 of the Penal Code, Relating to Parole.
Author(s)
Fiona Ma
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Parole: intimate partner battering
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/06/2012
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Public Safety4/17/2012
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations4/25/2012
    Passed Assembly5/10/2012
    Passed Senate Committee on Public Safety6/12/2012
    Passed Senate8/21/2012
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)8/30/2012
    Became law (chaptered).9/30/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Public SafetyDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/17/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Public Safety
    4 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.4/25/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 4 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 1593 MA Assembly Third Reading5/10/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    51 voted YES 20 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Public SafetyDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/12/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Public Safety
    4 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1593 Ma By Evans8/21/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    24 voted YES 9 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/06/2012
    2/06/2012Read first time. To print.
    2/07/2012From printer. May be heard in committee March 8.
    3/29/2012Referred to Com. on PUB. S. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
    4/09/2012Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
    select this voteVote4/17/2012Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    4/18/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (April 17). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Do pass.
    4/25/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (April 25).
    4/26/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/10/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 51. Noes 20. Page 4775.)
    5/10/2012In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/10/2012AB 1593 MA Assembly Third Reading
    5/24/2012Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
    6/12/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (June 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote6/12/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    6/25/2012From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
    6/26/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/21/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 24. Noes 9. Page 4646.).
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/21/2012Assembly 3rd Reading AB1593 Ma By Evans
    8/22/2012In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
    8/30/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
    9/30/2012Approved by the Governor.
    9/30/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 809, Statutes of 2012.

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