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AB-694 Juvenile offenders.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 694


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Gorell

February 17, 2011


An act to amend Section 733 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juvenile offenders.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 694, as introduced, Gorell. Juvenile offenders.
Existing law prohibits a person who has been or is adjudged a ward of the juvenile court on the ground that he or she has violated a law or ordinance defining a crime, other than a curfew based solely on age, from being committed to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities if that person’s most recent offense is not a specified serious or violent offense, or a specified sex offense.
This bill would expand the class of persons who may be committed to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities to include a person described above if he or she was previously the subject of a petition in which it was alleged and was subsequently admitted or found to be true by the court that the ward committed a specified serious or violent offense, or a specified sex offense.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 733 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

733.
 (a) A ward of the juvenile court who meets any condition described below shall not be committed to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities:

(a)

(1) The ward is under 11 years of age.

(b)

(2) The ward is suffering from any contagious, infectious, or other disease that would probably endanger the lives or health of the other inmates of any facility.

(c)

(3) The ward has been or is adjudged a ward of the court pursuant to Section 602, and the most recent offense alleged in he or she is or was previously the subject of any petition in which it was alleged and was subsequently admitted or found to be true by the court is not that the ward committed an offense that is described in subdivision (b) of Section 707, unless the offense or an offense that is a sex offense set forth in subdivision (c) of Section 290.008 of the Penal Code. This subdivision shall be effective on and after September 1, 2007.
(b) The amendments to this section enacted by the act adding this subdivision shall take effect on January 1, 2012.