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AB-1408 Crimes: supervised release.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Calderon (A)
Cooper (A) , Dababneh (A) , Lackey (A) , Mendoza (S)
Crimes: supervised release.
An act to amend Sections 3003, 3041, 3454, and 3455 of the Penal Code, relating to supervised release.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
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.
10/15/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/21/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/13/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 3319.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1408 without my signature.

This bill-among other requirements placed on both the local and state correctional systems-would limit local probation departments' ability to use intermediate sanctions for individuals under post release community supervision.

This bill was introduced as a response to the senseless and horrifying murder of a Whittier police officer, an event that shocked and saddened our entire state. Unfortunately-as history has taught us repeatedly- legislative responses to specific individual crimes often do not produce the intended results, and more often than not are found to be counterproductive once they are implemented.

I believe this is such a bill, and while I appreciate the author's sincere attempt to respond to a truly terrible crime, I do not agree that a three-strikes and you're out approach is the correct solution. This measure would undermine the sound discretion of local probation authorities who, by training and sworn responsibility, are in the best position to make determinations on what type of sanctions or punishment should be imposed.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.