Status

PDF |Add To My Favorites | print page

AB-1351 Deferred entry of judgment: pretrial diversion.(2015-2016)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Bill Status
AB-1351
Eggman (A)
-
Hall (S)
Deferred entry of judgment: pretrial diversion.
03/31/15
An act to amend Sections 1000, 1000.1, 1000.2, 1000.3, 1000.4, 1000.5, and 1000.6 of, and to add Section 1000.7 to, the Penal Code, relating to deferred entry of judgment.
Assembly
09/14/15
09/03/15

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/15/16 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/08/15 Vetoed by Governor.
09/18/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/10/15 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 48. Noes 30. Page 3082.).
09/09/15 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1351 without my signature.

AB 1351 would transform the existing deferred entry of judgment program available to low level drug offenders to one that does not require a guilty plea. Instead, the offender would plead not guilty and when the program is completed, the charges would be dropped. If the offender fails to complete the program, the prosecutor would proceed with the charges at that time.

While I support the goal of giving low-level offenders a second chance, I am concerned that the bill eliminates the most powerful incentive to stay in treatment - the knowledge that judgment will be entered for failure to do so. The bill goes too far.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.