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AB-2028 Prisons: security assessments.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Rodriguez (A)
Prisons: security assessments.
An act to add Sections 5015 and 5015.5 to the Penal Code, relating to prisons.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/10/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/04/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/27/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 6614.).
08/22/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 24 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/21/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5532.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2028 without my signature.

This bill requires the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to conduct a security inspection and audit of all state correctional institutions, address any deficiencies found, and prepare a confidential report to the Legislature detailing the findings of the inspection.

The Office of Audits and Court Compliance is tasked with conducting security audits, which began in July 2017. The Department anticipates that all 35 of its institutions will have undergone the first round of security audits by October 27, 2019, and will continue to be audited regularly thereafter.

Given that these audits are ongoing, I see no reason to create a duplicative legislative mandate. If the Legislature desires additional information or updates on this process, direct briefings, as well as updates through the annual budget process are the appropriate venue.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.