The following legislative proposals have been evaluated by Life Support Alliance for compliance with our mission and goals. Barring amendments and changes through the session our position on these bills is as follows:
SB 75: adds to the number of crimes to those eligible for sentence enhancements classification of crimes eligible for sentencing enhancements. This bill flies in the face of Prop. 57, passed in November by a majority of Californians. It would further the present practice of using enhancements to generate longer prison sentences, thus contributing to the overcrowding problem.
SB 69: Would make removal of GPS device a new crime, punishable by a new or re-instated sentence, not a parole violation. New sentences and new crimes increase the prison population.
AB 27: Would create another violent felony, flies in the face of Props 36 and 47
AB 67: Same as above
AB 335: add crimes to those included on Form 1707 for victims.
AB 154: Would make mental health treatment part of the sentence if the defendant was deemed mentally ill or incompetent. This could include residential care after/in place of incarceration.
AB 43: Would levy a tax on the total contract amount for those doing business with CDCR; monies collected would be placed in a newly created State Incarceration Prevention Fund, to prevent initial and recidivist crimes.
SB 143: Applies the standards of Prop. 36 and 47 to those who were mentally ill when their crimes were committed.
SB 142: Requires consideration of mental illness in criminal case processing.
SB 54: Limits law enforcement data sharing for the purposes of tracking immigration.
SR 16: Immigration. This bill opposes any ban on individuals of the Muslim faith entering the United States.
AB 620: Trauma therapy for inmates--support.
SB 343: Changes the aspects of medical/elderly parole--support.
AB 1065: Increases gate money to $300--support.
SB 215: Inmate access to crisis support services--support.
SB 336: Help for exonerated inmates--support.
AB 790: Inmate ID program—support.