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AB 939

Title: Sex offenses: evidence.
Author: Sabrina Cervantes

Summary
AB 939, Cervantes. Sex offenses: evidence. (1) Existing law prohibits, during the prosecution of specified sex crimes, the admission of evidence of the manner in which the victim was dressed, when offered by either the prosecution or the defendant on the issue of consent, unless the court finds the evidence relevant and admissible in the interests of justice.This bill would prohibit the court from admitting evidence, in the above circumstances, of the manner in which the victim was dressed, upon a finding that the evidence is relevant and admissible in the interests of justice.(2) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1103 of the Evidence Code proposed by AB 1171 to be operative only if this bill and AB 1171 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.(3) The California Constitution provides that relevant evidence shall not be excluded in any criminal proceeding except as provided by statute enacted by a 2/3 vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Because this bill would limit the admissibility of evidence in criminal proceedings, it would require a 2/3 vote.

Status
Read first time. To print. 02/17/2021
From printer. May be heard in committee March 20. 02/18/2021
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
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. 04/20/2021
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (April 27). 04/28/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 04/29/2021
Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. 05/17/2021
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. 05/24/2021
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. 05/25/2021
Referred to Com. on PUB. S. 06/03/2021
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (July 13). 07/14/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 07/15/2021
Ordered to special consent calendar. 08/17/2021
From special consent calendar. 08/23/2021
Ordered to third reading. 08/23/2021
Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading. 09/03/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 09/07/2021
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.). 09/08/2021
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. 09/08/2021
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.). 09/09/2021
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m. 09/20/2021

Bill Documents
AB 939 - Enrolled
09/13/21 - AB 939 (Enrolled)


AB 939 - Assembly Floor Analysis
09/08/21 - AB 939 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 939 - Senate Floor Analyses
09/07/21 - AB 939 (Senate Floor Analyses)

AB 939 - Amended Senate
09/03/21 - AB 939 (Amended Senate)

AB 939 - Senate Floor Analyses
07/26/21 - AB 939 (Senate Floor Analyses)

AB 939 - Senate Public Safety
07/09/21 - AB 939 (Senate Public Safety)

AB 939 - Assembly Floor Analysis
05/19/21 - AB 939 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 939 - Amended Assembly
05/17/21 - AB 939 (Amended Assembly)

AB 939 - Assembly Floor Analysis
04/30/21 - AB 939 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 939 - Assembly Public Safety
04/26/21 - AB 939 (Assembly Public Safety)

AB 939 - Assembly Public Safety
04/19/21 - AB 939 (Assembly Public Safety)

AB 939 - Amended Assembly
03/18/21 - AB 939 (Amended Assembly)

AB 939 - Introduced
02/17/21 - AB 939 (Introduced)

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    Asm. Sabrina Cervantes (D-CA)
    State House

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