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AB 741

Title: Jails: discharge plan.
Author: Steve Bennett

Summary
AB 741, as amended, Bennett. Jails: discharge plan. Existing law, the California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009, authorizes each county to establish a Community Corrections Performance Incentives Fund, and authorizes the state to annually allocate moneys into the State Community Corrections Performance Incentives Fund to be used for specified purposes relating to improving local probation supervision practices and capacities. Existing law establishes a local Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) in each county and requires the CCP to recommend a local plan to the county board of supervisors for the implementation of the 2011 public safety realignment.This bill would require each local CCP to recommend a local plan to the county board of supervisors for the implementation of discharge plans for individuals with mental illness, as specified.Existing law authorizes a county sheriff to discharge a person from a county jail at any time on the last day that the person may be confined that the sheriff considers to be in the best interests of that person. Existing law additionally authorizes a sheriff to offer a voluntary program to a person, upon completion of a sentence served or a release ordered by the court to be effected the same day, that would allow the person to stay in jail for up to 16 additional hours or until normal business hours, whichever is shorter, in order to offer the person the ability to be discharged to a treatment center or during daytime hours, as specified. Existing law authorizes the person to revoke consent and be discharged as soon as possible and practicable. Existing law requires a sheriff offering this program to, whenever possible, allow the person to make a telephone call to arrange for transportation or to notify a bail agent, as specified.This bill would require a sheriff to make the release standards, release processes, and release schedules of a county jail available to incarcerated persons, as specified. The bill would additionally grant a person incarcerated in, or recently released from, a county jail up to 3 free telephone calls from a telephone in the county jail to plan for a safe and successful release.Because this bill would impose new duties on local governments it would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Status
Read first time. To print. 02/16/2021
From printer. May be heard in committee March 19. 02/17/2021
Referred to Com. on PUB. S. 03/18/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended. 03/18/2021
Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S. 03/22/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended. 01/03/2022

Bill Documents
AB 741 - Amended+Assembly
03/18/2021 - AB 741 (Amended+Assembly)


AB 741 - Introduced
02/16/2021 - AB 741 (Introduced)

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    Asm. Steve Bennett (D-CA)
    State House

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