- District 7
Existing law authorizes a court to grant pretrial diversion to a defendant in specified cases, including when the defendant is suffering from a mental disorder, specified controlled substances crimes, and when the defendant was, or currently is, a member of the United States military. Existing law imposes various fines, fees, penalties, and assessments on a defendant in a criminal proceeding, including the fine set by statute, restitution fines and fees, and assessments to support the state court system. This bill would, until January 1, 2025, authorize the County of Yolo to offer a pilot program, known as the Secured Residential Treatment Program, for individuals suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) who have been convicted of qualifying drug-motivated felony crimes, as specified. The bill would require the program to meet certain conditions relating to, among other things, a risk, needs, and psychological assessment, a comprehensive curriculum, a determination by a judge of the length of treatment, data collection, licensing and monitoring of the facility by the State Department of Health Care Services, and reporting to the department and the Legislature. The bill would require the judge to offer the defendant voluntary participation in the pilot program, as an alternative to a jail or prison sentence otherwise imposed, if the defendant's crime was caused in whole or in part by the defendant's SUD, the crime was not a sex crime, serious or violent felony, or nonviolent drug possession, and the judge makes their determination based on the recommendations of the treatment providers, on a finding by the health and human services agency of the county that the defendant's participation would be appropriate, and on a specified report prepared with input from interested parties. Under the bill, the defendant would be eligible to receive credits for participation in the program, as specified. The bill would set forth a procedure for the transfer of a participant out of the secured residential treatment program based on the recommendations of the treatment providers or program administrators or based on the participant's request, as specified. If the participant successfully completes the court-ordered drug treatment pursuant to the pilot program, the bill would require the court to expunge the conviction from the participant's record and would authorize the court to expunge the conviction of any previous drug possession or drug use crimes on the participant's record. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services, including mental health and substance use disorder services, pursuant to a schedule of benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Existing law, with certain exceptions based in part on the type and location of the service, provides for the suspension of Medi-Cal benefits to an inmate of a public institution. This bill would, to the extent permitted under federal and state law, make treatment provided to a participant during the program reimbursable under the Medi-Cal program, if the participant is a Medi-Cal beneficiary and the treatment is a covered benefit under the Medi-Cal program. If treatment services are not reimbursable under the Medi-Cal program or through the participant's personal health care coverage, the bill would authorize funds allocated to the state from the 2021 Multistate Opioid Settlement Agreement, subject to an appropriation by the Legislature, to be used to reimburse those treatment services to the extent consistent with the terms of the settlement agreement and the court's final judgment, as specified. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of Yolo. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 4019 of the Penal Code proposed by SB 317 to be operative only if this bill and SB 317 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.
Vetoed by Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 0.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 4 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.).
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 26).
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (July 14).
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 3. Noes 0. Page 1722.) (June 29). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 65. Noes 1.)
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 4.) (May 20).
Read second time and amended.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 2.) (April 27).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 13). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
Read first time.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/19/21 - Introduced|
|03/30/21 - Amended Assembly|
|04/29/21 - Amended Assembly|
|07/07/21 - Amended Senate|
|07/15/21 - Amended Senate|
|08/26/21 - Amended Senate|
|09/09/21 - Enrolled|
|04/12/21- Assembly Public Safety|
|04/23/21- Assembly Health|
|05/10/21- Assembly Appropriations|
|05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|06/27/21- Senate Public Safety|
|07/12/21- Senate Health|
|08/13/21- Senate Appropriations|
|08/26/21- Senate Appropriations|
|08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|09/02/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|10/13/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
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