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AB 1225

Title: The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act.
Author: Marie Waldron

Summary
AB 1225, as amended, Waldron. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act. Existing law requires an incarcerated person in a state prison who is identified as possibly pregnant or capable of becoming pregnant during an intake health examination or at any time during incarceration to be offered a test upon intake or request. Existing law requires an incarcerated person who is confirmed to be pregnant to be scheduled for pregnancy examination with a physician, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, or physician assistant within 7 days. Existing law requires incarcerated pregnant persons to be provided specified prenatal services and a referral to a social worker. Existing law requires incarcerated pregnant persons be given access to community-based programs serving pregnancy, birthing, or lactating inmates. Existing law allows an incarcerated pregnant person to be provided with a postpartum examination within one week, and as needed up to 12 weeks, postpartum. Existing law prohibits the use of tasers, pepper spray, or other chemical weapons against incarcerated pregnant persons. Existing law requires that a person incarcerated in a state prison who menstruates to be provided, upon request, with materials necessary for personal hygiene with regard to their menstrual cycle.This bill would enact the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which would require that a woman incarcerated in a state prison receive trauma-informed care and would prohibit an incarcerated woman from being placed in solitary confinement for purposes of medical observation. The bill would require a woman incarcerated in a state prison to have access to domestic violence counseling and parenting and lifestyle classes, as specified. The bill would require an incarcerated woman who delivers a child to be provided an 18-month bonding period with the child, during which time the newborn child is required to reside at the same facility as the incarcerated woman. The bill would require the incarcerated woman to be provided with additional visitation time with the newborn upon conclusion of the bonding period, to include overnight and weekend visitation. The bill would require an incarcerated woman to be offered screening or appropriately screened and, if necessary, treated for postpartum depression. The bill would require a person incarcerated in a state prison who menstruates or experiences uterine or vaginal bleeding to be provided with materials necessary for personal hygiene with regard to their menstrual cycle, as specified.

Status
Introduced. To print. 02/19/2021
From printer. May be heard in committee March 22. 02/20/2021
Read first time. 02/22/2021
Referred to Com. on PUB. S. 03/25/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended. 03/25/2021
Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S. 03/26/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended. 04/14/2021
Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S. 04/15/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (April 20). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 04/21/2021
In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file. 05/05/2021
In committee: Hearing postponed by committee. 05/20/2021
Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(a) of the Constitution. 01/31/2022
From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56. 02/01/2022

Bill Documents
AB 1225 - Amended+Assembly
04/14/2021 - AB 1225 (Amended+Assembly)


AB 1225 - Amended+Assembly
03/25/2021 - AB 1225 (Amended+Assembly)

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    Asm. Marie Waldron (R-CA)
    State House

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