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AB-966 Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 06, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 966


Introduced by Assembly Member Bonta

February 22, 2013


An act relating to local government. An act to add Chapter 10.9 (commencing with Section 6500) to Title 7 of Part 3 of the Penal Code, relating to prison inmates.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 966, as amended, Bonta. Local government. Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act.
Under existing law, the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is responsible for the administration of the state prisons. Existing law makes it a crime to engage in sodomy while incarcerated in a state prison and existing regulation prohibits inmates from participating in illegal sexual acts.
This bill would require the department to develop a 5-year plan to extend the availability of condoms in all California prisons.

Existing law generally regulates the governance of cities, counties, and cities and counties.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would amend the Government Code.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 10.9 (commencing with Section 6500) is added to Title 7 of Part 3 of the Penal Code, to read:
CHAPTER  10.9. Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act

6500.
 Based on the recommendations contained in the “Evaluation of a Prisoner Condom Access Pilot Program Conducted in One California State Prison Facility” report, and in light of the successful pilot project conducted at California State Prison, Solano, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall develop a five-year plan to expand the availability of condoms in all California prisons.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation to amend the Government Code, relating to local government.