CACJ, along with the ACLU and other allies, is co-sponsoring A.B. No. 359 (Jones-Sawyer) to limit non-monetary compensation to jailhouse informants. Last week the Assembly Public Safety Committee approved the measure on a bipartisan basis. The bill also requires disclosure of detailed information about the informant’s activities. A.B. No. 359 now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for its next vote. Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer is a past recipient of the CACJ Legislator of the Year Award.
CACJ's co-sponsored bill to create a special master to handle exoneree compensation claims was approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee. S.B. 321 by Senator Bill Monning, will be heard next in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Sponsored bill S.B. No. 395 (Lara), gives a juvenile access to an attorney before an interrogation or waiver of Miranda rights, passed the Senate hearing today as well.
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