AB 439

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Apr 25, 2019
  • Passed Senate Jul 11, 2019
  • Governor

Juveniles: competency.

Bill Subjects

Juveniles: Competency.

Abstract

Existing law requires a court, if it has a doubt that a minor who is subject to any juvenile proceedings is competent, to suspend all proceedings. Upon suspension of proceedings, existing law requires the court to appoint an expert, as specified, to evaluate the minor. Existing law states that these provisions do not authorize or require the placement of a minor who is incompetent in a developmental center or community facility operated by the State Department of Developmental Services without a determination by a regional center director, or the director's designee, that the minor has a developmental disability and is eligible for services, as specified. This bill would delete the statement that the provisions above do not authorize or require the placement of a minor who is incompetent in a developmental center or community facility operated by the State Department of Developmental Services without a determination by a regional center director, or the director's designee, that the minor has a developmental disability and is eligible for services. Existing law requires, upon a finding of incompetency, that the court refer the minor to services designed to help the minor attain competency, as specified. Existing law requires the court to consider appropriate alternatives to juvenile hall confinement, including, but not limited to, developmental centers, placement through regional centers, short-term residential therapeutic programs, crisis residential programs, civil commitment, foster care, relative placement, or other nonsecure placement, and other residential treatment programs. This bill would remove developmental centers from the alternatives the court is required to consider in that circumstance. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Mark Stone

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 29
Author

Votes


Actions


Jul 31, 2019

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 161, Statutes of 2019.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Jul 23, 2019

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.

Jul 11, 2019

Assembly

In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Senate

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 2056.).

Jul 03, 2019

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Jun 26, 2019

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 25, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (June 24).

Jun 11, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUMAN S. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 11). Re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Com. on HUMAN S.

May 08, 2019

Senate

Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and HUMAN S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on PUB. S. and HUMAN S.

Apr 25, 2019

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 1359.).

Apr 11, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 10, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (April 9).

Mar 19, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (March 19). Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Com. on HUM. S.

Feb 28, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on PUB. S. and HUM. S.

Feb 12, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 14.

Feb 11, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/11/19 - Introduced PDF
07/12/19 - Enrolled PDF
07/31/19 - Chaptered PDF

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