Bills Sponsored and/or Supported By Our Members

SB 443 (Mitchell) – Asset Forfeiture. This bill will prohibit local law enforcement officers from profiting off the seizure of someone’s money or property if the person has not been convicted of a crime.

Status: On the Governor’s Desk

• Letter of Support • Fact sheet •

SB 881 (Hertzberg) – Driver’s Licenses. This bill would eliminate license suspensions for failures to pay or appear in traffic court.

Status: On the Governor’s Desk 

• Letter of Support • Fact sheet •

SB 882 (Hertzberg) – Crimes: Public Transportation: Minors. This bill would prohibit charging youth with a penal code violation for failing to pay a transit fare.

Status: Signed into Law 

 • Letter of support • Fact sheet •

SB 941 (Mitchell) – Juveniles. This bill would prohibit counties from charging families for the costs of their children’s incarceration and other administrative fees related to probation and juvenile court.

Status: Died (Held on Suspense)

• Letter of support • Fact sheet •

SB 1129 (Monning) – Prostitution: Sanctions. This bill would remove mandatory sentencing statutes for prostitution that require incarceration after the second or third conviction.

Status: On the Governor’s Desk

• Letter of support • Fact sheet •

SB 1157 (Mitchell) – Strengthening Family Connections. (co-authors Hancock, Weber). This bill would prohibit any institution from replacing in-person visits with video visitation.

Status: On the Governor’s Desk

Letter of support • Fact sheet •

SB 1202 (Leno) – Sentencing. This bill would prohibit courts from imposing higher sentences based upon “aggravating facts” unless those facts are found to be true by a jury.

Status: Died

• Letter of support • Fact sheet •

SB 1242 (Lara) – Misdemeanors. This bill would provide that all misdemeanor crimes retroactively shall have a maximum sentence of 364 days and will ensure legal residents are not deported inadvertently because of a technical difference between state and federal law.

Status: On the Governor’s Desk

• Letter of support • Fact sheet •

SB 1286 (Leno) – Peace Officers: Records of Misconduct. This bill would expand access to prior complaints against police or custodial officers to include civilian review agencies, city councils, civil service commissions, boards of supervisors, and for public inspection.

Status: Died (Held on Suspense) 

• Letter of support • Fact sheet •

AB 2298 (Weber) – Gang Database Notification. This bill would ensure rights to notification, appeal, removal, and statewide data release for everyone added to Gang Databases.

Status: On the Governor’s Desk

Letter of Support • Fact Sheet •

AB 2466 (Weber) – Voting. This bill would codify a recent court ruling on voter eligibility to ensure that people sentenced under Public Safety Realignment are eligible to vote.

Status: On the Governor’s Desk

• Letter of support • Fact sheet •