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SB-141 Parole: sexually violent offenses: validated risk assessment.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 09/07/2019 04:00 AM
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Senate Bill No. 141
CHAPTER 242

An act to add Section 3053.9 to the Penal Code, relating to parole.

[ Approved by Governor  September 05, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  September 05, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 141, Bates. Parole: sexually violent offenses: validated risk assessment.
Existing law grants the Board of Parole Hearings the power to grant parole to prisoners.
This bill would, if an inmate has a prior conviction for a sexually violent offense, as defined, require the board to consider the results of a comprehensive risk assessment for sex offenders in considering parole.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 3053.9 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

3053.9.
 If an inmate has a prior conviction for a sexually violent offense, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 6600 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, the board shall consider the results of a comprehensive risk assessment for sex offenders in considering parole.