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AB-731 County jails: recidivism: reports.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 08/27/2021 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  August 26, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  July 12, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 731


Introduced by Assembly Member Bauer-Kahan
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Quirk)

February 16, 2021


An act to add and repeal Section 4018.3 of the Penal Code, relating to county jails.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 731, as amended, Bauer-Kahan. County jails: recidivism: reports.
Existing law establishes the Board of State and Community Corrections, which, among other things, is responsible for providing statewide leadership, coordination, and technical assistance to promote effective state and local efforts and partnerships in California’s adult and juvenile criminal justice system.
Existing law provides for the confinement of persons in county jails sentenced to imprisonment therein. Existing law authorizes a sheriff or other official in charge of a county correctional facility to provide for the vocational training and rehabilitation of inmates, as specified.
This bill would require the sheriff in each county to compile and submit specified data to the Board of State and Community Corrections on their antirecidivism programs educational opportunities, rehabilitative opportunities, exercise opportunities, the number of participants and the cost of administering those programs, and success rates in reducing recidivism, as defined. The bill would require the board to compile a report based upon those findings and submit the report to the Legislature by a specified date.
This bill would make these provisions inoperative on July 1, 2027 and would repeal it as of January 1, 2028.
By imposing new duties on local entities, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 4018.3 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

4018.3.
 (a) (1) On or before January 1, 2023, the sheriff in each county shall compile and submit the following data to the Board of State and Community Corrections:

(A)Data on each of the antirecidivism programs they provide inmates in their county jail facilities.

(B)Their success rates in reducing recidivism in each of those programs.

(A) A list of all of the educational opportunities provided in each county jail.
(B) A list of all of the rehabilitative opportunities provided in each county jail.
(C) A list of all of the exercise opportunities provided per each county jail.
(D) The number of participants and the cost of administering each of the programs in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C).
(E) The overall recidivism rates for each county jail.
(2) For the purposes of this section, “recidivism” means that an individual received a new felony or misdemeanor conviction or probation violation within three years of their previous criminal conviction. For statistical purposes, any individual who is released from custody and reoffends shall be counted as part of the data collected pursuant to subparagraph (E) of paragraph (1).

(b)For statistical purposes, any individual who is released from custody and reoffends shall be counted as part of the data collected pursuant to subdivision (a).

(c)

(b) On or before July 1, 2023, the board shall compile a report based upon the findings in subdivision (a) and submit the report to the Legislature pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(d)

(c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2027, and, as of January 1, 2028, is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.