SB 248

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 22, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Assembly Sep 07, 2021
  • Became Law Sep 28, 2021

Sexually violent predators: open court proceedings.

Abstract

Existing law provides for the civil commitment of criminal offenders who have been determined to be sexually violent predators for treatment in a secure state hospital facility, as specified. Existing law requires the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, within 6 months prior to the inmate's scheduled release date, to refer an inmate who is in custody under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and is either serving a determinate sentence or whose parole has been revoked, for screening by the department and the Board of Parole Hearings based on whether the person has committed a sexually violent predatory offense and on a review of the person's social, criminal, and institutional history. Under existing law, if this screening determines that the person is likely to be a sexually violent predator, the department is required to refer the person to the State Department of State Hospitals for a full evaluation. This bill, for an individual who is in custody under the jurisdiction of the department for the commission of a new offense committed while the individual was serving an indeterminate term in a state hospital as a sexually violent predator, would require the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to refer the person directly to the State Department of State Hospitals for full evaluation as to whether the person still meets the criteria as a sexually violent predator. The bill would, if the evaluators concur that the requirements are still met, require the Director of State Hospitals to petition the court to either return the person to the State Department of State Hospitals to continue serving the remainder of the individual's original indeterminate commitment as a sexually violent predator if the original petition has not been dismissed, or to forward a request for a new petition to be filed if the original petition has been dismissed.

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Sep 28, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 383, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 09, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Sep 07, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 72. Noes 0. Page 2819.) Ordered to the Senate.

Senate

In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 30, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Aug 19, 2021

Assembly

August 19 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Jul 14, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (July 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 10, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jun 02, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jun 01, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 1343.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 24, 2021

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

May 20, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 1185.) (May 20).

May 14, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 20.

Apr 05, 2021

Senate

April 5 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Mar 25, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 5.

Mar 23, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 22, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 521.) (March 16).

Feb 24, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing March 16.

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)

Senate

(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Feb 03, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jan 25, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 24.

Senate

Read first time.

Jan 22, 2021

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB248 HTML
01/22/21 - Introduced PDF
03/23/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/08/21 - Enrolled PDF
09/28/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/15/21- Senate Public Safety PDF
04/02/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/22/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
07/12/21- Assembly Public Safety PDF
08/16/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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