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SB-483 Criminal law: pretrial diversion.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/17/2021 09:00 PM


Senate Bill
No. 483

Introduced by Senator Allen

February 17, 2021

An act to amend Section 1001.4 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.


SB 483, as introduced, Allen. Criminal law: pretrial diversion.
Under existing law, prosecution of an offense filed as a misdemeanor may be postponed, either temporarily or permanently, at any point in the judicial process from the point at which the accused is charged until adjudication, for the person charged to participate in a diversion program. Existing law requires the district attorney of each county to annually review diversion programs established pursuant to these provisions and prohibits a program from continuing without the approval of the district attorney and prohibits a person from participating in a diversion program without the authorization of the district attorney. Existing law guarantees a person a hearing before their pretrial diversion program can be terminated for cause.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to those provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 1001.4 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

 A divertee is entitled to a hearing, as set forth by law, before his or her their pretrial diversion can be terminated for cause.