AB 256

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Criminal procedure: discrimination.


Existing law prohibits the state from seeking a criminal conviction or sentence on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin, as specified, and, in a case in which judgment has not been entered prior to January 1, 2021, allows a petition to be filed alleging a violation of that prohibition. Existing law authorizes a court that finds a violation of that prohibition to impose specified remedies, including, among other things, modifying the judgment and resentencing the defendant. This bill would authorize that petition to be filed for cases in which a judgment was entered prior to January 1, 2021. The bill would additionally make other technical changes.

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Jan 28, 2021


Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jan 15, 2021


From printer. May be heard in committee February 14.

Jan 14, 2021


Read first time. To print.

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