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                                                                  AB 44
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          Date of Hearing:   April 6, 2011

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                     AB 44 (Logue) - As Amended:  March 24, 2011 

          Policy Committee:                              Public 
          SafetyVote:  6-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:               

           SUMMARY  

          This bill requires the California Department of Corrections and 
          Rehabilitation (CDCR) to notify local law enforcement at least 
          60 days before of the scheduled release of an inmate who has 
          been convicted of a violent felony.  Current law requires 45-day 
          notification. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Minor absorbable GF costs to CDCR to move up, by 15 days, 
          notification for the parole release of thousands of violent 
          offenders each year. 

           COMMENTS  

           1)Rationale.  The author contends local authorities should get 
            more advance notice regarding the release of violent offenders 
            into their communities. 
           
          2)Current law  authorizes the sheriff or the chief of police when 
            notified as to the pending release of a violent felon to 
            notify an appropriate person of a pending release, and 
            requires CDCR to send a notice to a victim or witness who has 
            requested notification that a person convicted of a violent 
            felony is scheduled to be released.  



           Analysis Prepared by  :    Geoff Long / APPR. / (916) 319-2081 










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