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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 696 (Jones-Sawyer) - Defendants:  arraignment
          
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          |Version: May 18, 2015           |Policy Vote: PUB. S. 4 - 3      |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Jolie Onodera       |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  AB 696 would require probable cause determinations for  
          misdemeanor defendants not in custody to be made 30 days before  
          the date calendared for trial at the arraignment unless a later  
          date is requested by the defense, as specified.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  Ongoing increase in court workload and costs,  
          potentially in the millions of dollars (General Fund*), for new  
          probable cause determinations for non-custodial misdemeanor  
          defendants. For every 10 percent of non-custodial defendants  
          charged with a misdemeanor who request such a determination of  
          probable cause, annual costs are estimated at $2.5 million.

          *Trial Court Trust Fund









          AB 696 (Jones-Sawyer)                                  Page 1 of  
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          Committee  
          Amendments:  Remove the provision allowing the prosecution to  
          provide supplemental materials with the discovery that it is  
          required to provide (page 2, lines 21-25).


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