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SB-804 California Conservation Corps: forestry corps program: formerly incarcerated individuals.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 804


Introduced by Senator Glazer
(Coauthors: Senators Becker, Caballero, McGuire, Skinner, and Wiener)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Levine, Mullin, Quirk, and Wicks)

February 19, 2021


An act to add Section 14413.5 to the Public Resources Code, relating to resource conservation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 804, as introduced, Glazer. California Conservation Corps: forestry corps program: formerly incarcerated individuals.
Existing law establishes the California Conservation Corps in the Natural Resources Agency and requires the corps to implement and administer the conservation corps program. Existing law establish a forestry corps program to accomplish certain objectives including developing and implementing forest health projects, as provided.
This bill would require the Director of the California Conservation Corps, in consultation with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, to establish a program in the forestry corps program to enroll formerly incarcerated individuals, as provided. The bill would provide that a person who successfully completes the program is eligible for an entry-level forestry position at the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14413.5 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

14413.5.
 (a) The director, in consultation with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shall establish a program in the forestry corps program to enroll formerly incarcerated individuals who have successfully served on a California Conservation Camp program crew and were recommended for participation as a program member by the Director of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(b) A person who successfully completes the program described in subdivision (a) shall be eligible for an entry-level forestry position at the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.