AB 15

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Public records: parole calculations and inmate release credits.


Existing law, the California Public Records Act, requires state and local agencies to make their records available for inspection by the public, subject to specified criteria and with specified exceptions. Existing law exempts from disclosure any investigatory or security file compiled by any other state or local police agency, or any investigatory or security files compiled by any other state or local agency for correctional, law enforcement, or licensing purposes. Under existing law, criminal offenders sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison are sentenced for either a determinate term or an indeterminate life sentence, and a person sentenced to an indeterminate life sentence is held until release by the Board of Parole Hearings. Under existing law, a person sentenced to a determinate sentence is released after serving the term of their sentence, minus any credits earned, and is required to serve a period of time after release under parole supervision. Existing constitutional provisions, enacted by Proposition 57 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, make an inmate sentenced to state prison for a conviction of a nonviolent felony offense eligible for early parole consideration after completing the full term for their primary offense, as defined. This bill would provide that Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation records pertaining to an inmate's release date and their early release credits are public records and are subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act.

Bill Sponsors (18)



Mar 08, 2023


Coauthors revised.

Mar 07, 2023


In committee: Set, second hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.

Mar 01, 2023


Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 28, 2023


From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

Feb 14, 2023


In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Feb 02, 2023


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

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

Dec 06, 2022


From printer. May be heard in committee January 5.

Dec 05, 2022


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
12/05/22 - Introduced PDF
02/28/23 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/06/23- Assembly Public Safety PDF


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