Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SB261 (youth under 23 yrs old) YOPH Bill passes Assembly Floor

*** A short time ago, SB 261 passed the Assembly floor receiving 42 votes. The bill now heads to the Governor's office for final consideration.

Senate Bill 261, authored by Senator Hancock (D-Berkeley), which requires the Board of Parole Hearings to conduct parole hearings for those sentenced to state prison for certain crimes when they were under the age of 23. This Expands the current YOUTH PAROLE HEARING (SB260) Bill that previously passes in 2014 for those who committed their crime while under the age of 18 to  under the age of 23. 

This bill is an expansion of Senator Hancock's bill from 2013, SB 260, which allowed parole hearings for those persons who committed a crime and sentenced to state prison prior to being 18 years old.

We need to see of Governor Brown will signed off on it...... STAY tune! Most likely will be effective in January 2016.

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