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SB-1157 Incarcerated persons: visitation.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
Mitchell (S)
Hancock (S) , Leno (S) , Weber (A)
Incarcerated persons: visitation.
An act to add Section 4032 to the Penal Code, relating to incarcerated persons.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/16 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/27/16 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/27/16 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/08/16 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
08/29/16 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 29. Noes 6. Page 5489.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1157 without my signature.

This bill would prohibit the exclusive use of video visitation at local correctional facilities.

This bill as drafted does not provide adequate flexibility and creates a strict mandate.

Nevertheless, I am concerned about the recent trend of making jail facilities unavailable for in-person visits. This practice could have an adverse impact on achieving rehabilitative goals and might affect in a negative way the families and loved ones of those incarcerated.

I am directing the Board of State and Community Corrections to work with stakeholders to explore ways to address these issues.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.