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AB-1065 Prisoners: payment upon release.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1065


Introduced by Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 2713.1 of the Penal Code, relating to prisoners.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1065, as introduced, Jones-Sawyer. Prisoners: payment upon release.
Existing law requires that a prisoner be paid $200, in addition to any other payment to which the prisoner is entitled by law, upon release from a state prison. Existing law requires that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prescribe rules and regulations to establish procedures for the payment of the $200 within the first 60 days of a prisoner’s release.
This bill would require the payment of $300 upon release and would require the department to establish procedures for the payment of the sum within the first 40 days of the prisoner’s release.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2713.1 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

2713.1.
 (a) In addition to any other payment to which he the prisoner is entitled by law, each prisoner upon his release prisoner, upon release, shall be paid the sum of two three hundred dollars ($200), ($300) from such appropriations that may be moneys made available by appropriation for the purposes of this section.

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(b) The department may prescribe rules and regulations (a) to limit to do any of the following:
(1) Limit or eliminate any payments provided for in made pursuant to this section to prisoners who have not served for at least six consecutive months prior to their release in instances where when the department determines that such a the payment is not necessary for rehabilitation of the prisoner, (b) to establish prisoner.
(2) Establish procedures for the payment of the sum of two three hundred dollars ($200) ($300) within the first 60 40 days of a prisoner’s release, and (c) to eliminate release.
(3) Eliminate any payment provided for in this section to a parolee who who, upon release release, has not been paid the entire amount prescribed by this section and who willfully absconds after release on parole, but before any remaining balance of the two three hundred dollar ($200) ($300) release funds has been paid.

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(c) The provisions of this section shall do not be applicable apply if a prisoner is released to the custody of another state or to the custody of the federal government.