NOTE: A MAJORITY OF THE TOTAL MEMBERS IN THE LEGISLATIVE BODY IS REQUIRED TO PASS A BILL: 41 MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY AND 21 MEMBERS OF THE SENATE.
June 1, 2010(Key vote)
Title: Grand Juries for Misdemeanors in the County of Los Angeles
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that allows the city attorney of Los Angeles to convene a grand jury for misdemeanor cases.
Authorizes the presiding judge of the superior court of the county of Los Angeles or any judge appointed by him to order and direct the impanelment of an additional grand jury upon the request of the prosecuting city attorney of Los Angeles (Section 1).
Specifies that whenever an additional grand jury is impaneled it may only inquire into misdemeanor offenses involving environmental, consumer protection, workplace safety, labor, fraud, or corruption violations not under inquiry by the regular grand jury (Section 1).
Establishes that all persons qualified for jury service will be considered for service as criminal grand jurors (Sec. 1).
Requires the presiding judge of the county of Los Angeles to submit a statement of the costs related to the impanelment of any such additional grand jury to the prosecuting city attorney for reimbursement out of the prosecuting city attorney's own budget (Section 2).