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SB-42 The Getting Home Safe Act.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-42
Skinner (S)
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Kamlager-Dove (A) , Wicks (A)
The Getting Home Safe Act.
01/03/19
An act to amend and repeal Section 4024 of, and to add Section 4024.5 to, the Penal Code, relating to jails.
Senate
09/13/19
09/03/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/12/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/18/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/11/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 35. Noes 4. Page 2846.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/10/19 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 42 without my signature.

Jails should not be releasing people onto the streets during overnight hours. This is simply an unsafe practice, resulting in many tragic and preventable outcomes over the years. At a very minimum, facilities should absolutely provide a safe place to wait and arrange safe transportation when late night discharges do occur.

However, this bill requires that individuals are permitted to stay in jail until morning if desired, therefore creating a significant state reimbursable mandate.

The bill's intent can be accomplished through a more tailored approach that does not put the state treasury on the hook for local jail operations costs which are a local responsibility.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom