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AB-1320 State prisons: private, for-profit administration services.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Bonta (A)
Beall (S) , Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
State prisons: private, for-profit administration services.
An act to amend Section 2915 of, and to add Section 5003.1 to, the Penal Code, relating to prisons.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/05/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
09/14/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 61. Noes 18. Page 3380.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1320 without my signature.

This bill prohibits, as of 2021, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from contracting with private prisons located out of state.

I agree that out-of-state inmates should be returned to California as soon as possible, which is why the administration's 2017-18 budget outlines a plan to accomplish this goal. In order, however, to maintain the prison population at or below 137.5% of design capacity, as required by the Federal courts, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation needs to maintain maximum flexibility in the short term.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.