State Policy

All bills listed introduced in 2016 and later.

S.B. 881 (Hertzberg) ensures that courts and counties will not suspend driver’s licenses as a means of collecting court-ordered debt associated with non-safety traffic offenses.

Sponsors: American Civil Liberties Union—California, A New Way of Life , East Bay Community Law Center, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and Wester Center on Law & Poverty.

 S.B. 882 establishes that youth cannot be charged with a penal code violation for failing to pay a transit fare.

Sponsors: Children’s Defense Fund, Youth Justice Los Angeles and the Western Center on Law & Poverty.

Location: Referred to Senate Public Safety Committee

A.B. 1771

The bill would also increase the punishment for a person who directs, supervises, recruits, or otherwise aids another person in the commission of an act of prostitution, or who collects or receives all or part of the proceeds earned from an act of prostitution committed by another person, to a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for no more than one year, by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both that imprisonment and fine.

A.B. 1821

This bill would add to the enumerated list of crimes rape, sodomy, oral copulation, and sexual penetration, perpetrated against a person who is incapable, because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, of giving legal consent. By applying the above enhancements to these crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

A.B. 1869

This bill would amend the Prop 47 initiative that reclassifies a theft of a firearm to a misdemeanor. This bill would oubish all thefts of a firearm as  grand theft in all cases and punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years.