SB 841

Title: Sexually violent predators.
Author: Brian W. Jones

SB 841, as amended, Jones. Sexually violent predators. Existing law defines a sexually violent predator as a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense and has a diagnosed mental disorder that makes the person a danger to others in that they are likely to engage in sexually violent criminal behavior. Existing law requires the State Department of State Hospitals to notify the sheriff or chief of police, or both, the district attorney, or the county’s designated counsel, as specified, when the department makes a recommendation to the court for community outpatient treatment for a person committed as a sexually violent predator, or when a person who is committed as a sexually violent predator has petitioned a court for conditional release under supervision and treatment in the community pursuant to a conditional release program, or has petitioned a court for subsequent unconditional discharge, and a community placement is recommended or proposed. Existing law requires a sexually violent predator who is conditionally released to be placed in the county that was the person’s county of domicile prior to the person’s incarceration, unless extraordinary circumstances exist requiring placement outside the county, as specified.This act, the Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, and Enforcement Act, would require the State Department of State Hospitals to take specified actions regarding the placement of sexually violent predators in communities, including notifying the county’s executive officer of the placement location, as specified, and preparing an annual report on, among other things, the number and location of sexually violent predators under department supervision. The bill would require the State Department of State Hospitals, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to report to the Governor and the Legislature the status of quarters available for placement of sexually violent predators, as specified.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print. 01/10/2022
From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 10. 01/11/2022
Referred to Com. on PUB. S. 01/19/2022
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with. 02/07/2022
(Ayes 31. Noes 6.) 02/07/2022
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 31. Noes 6. Page 2880.) 02/07/2022
Set for hearing April 5. 03/04/2022
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S. 03/21/2022
April 5 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 1. Noes 3.) Reconsideration granted. 04/05/2022

Bill Documents
SB 841 - 04/01/22- Senate Public Safety
04/01/22 - SB 841 (04/01/22- Senate Public Safety)

SB 841 - 03/21/22 - Amended Senate
03/21/22 - SB 841 (03/21/22 - Amended Senate)

SB 841 - 01/10/22 - Introduced
01/10/22 - SB 841 (01/10/22 - Introduced)

SB 841 - Introduced
01/10/22 - SB 841 (Introduced)