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AB 2127 - Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (48-30) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (21-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes officials in charge of county correctional facilities to offer a voluntary work release program.

Highlights:
  • Requires the work release program to consist of one of the following (Sec. 1):
    • Manual labor to improve or maintain levees, or public facilities;
    • Manual labor in support of a non-profit organization;
    • Performance of graffiti cleanup for local government entities;
    • Performance of weed and rubbish elimination;
    • Performance of house repairs or yard services for senior citizens; or
    • Non-manual labor, public sector work designated and approved by the sheriff.
  • Authorizes the sheriff to permit a work release program participant to receive work release credit for participation in educational programs, vocational programs, substance abuse programs, life skills programs or parenting programs (Sec. 1).
  • Requires work release days to consist of 8 to 10 hours of work (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of an individual's written promise to appear for his or her work release job as a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (48-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes officials in charge of county correctional facilities to offer a voluntary work release program.

Highlights:
  • Requires the work release program to consist of one of the following (Sec. 1):
    • Manual labor to improve or maintain levees, or public facilities;
    • Manual labor in support of a non-profit organization;
    • Performance of graffiti cleanup for local government entities;
    • Performance of weed and rubbish elimination;
    • Performance of house repairs or yard services for senior citizens; or
    • Non-manual labor, public sector work designated and approved by the sheriff.
  • Authorizes the sheriff to permit a work release program participant to receive work release credit for participation in educational programs, vocational programs, substance abuse programs, life skills programs or parenting programs (Sec. 1).
  • Requires work release days to consist of 8 to 10 hours of work (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of an individual's written promise to appear for his or her work release job as a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).  
  • Authorizes the sheriff to award a work release program participant up to 5 days of work release credit for the job search (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the participant's regular employment to be considered on an hour-to-hour basis instead of performing labor in a work release program (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders

Sponsors

  • Wilmer Amina Carter (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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