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                                 UNFINISHED BUSINESS

          Bill No:  SB 843
          Author:   Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review  
          Amended:  6/14/16  
          Vote:     21 

          SENATE FLOOR:  Not relevant

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Not available

           SUBJECT:   Public safety

          SOURCE:    Author

          DIGEST:  This bill makes statutory changes necessary to enact  
          the public safety provisions of the Budget Act of 2016.

          Assembly Amendments delete the Senate version of the bill and  
          insert the current language.

          ANALYSIS:  This bill includes the following key changes:

          1)Community Infrastructure Grants. Creates a grant program  
            through the California Health Facilities Financing Authority  
            to provide infrastructure funding for counties to increase  
            community-based mental health treatment, substance use  
            disorder treatment, and victim recovery services.

          2)Extended Family Visits. Expands extended family visits to  


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            include inmates serving life terms, who would otherwise be  
            eligible for extended visits.

          3)Substance Use Disorder Treatment Pilot Project. Creates a  
            medical model substance use disorder treatment pilot project  
            within the California Department of Corrections and  

          4)Community Reentry. Expands the time an inmate can be housed in  
            a community reentry facility from 120 days to up to one year. 

          5)Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Pilot Project. Creates a  
            three-jurisdiction diversion pilot project within the Board of  
            State and Community Corrections. The purpose of the program is  
            to improve public safety and reduce recidivism by increasing  
            the availability and use of social service resources while  
            reducing costs to law enforcement agencies and courts stemming  
            from repeated incarceration.

          6)Chair of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and  
            Training. Requires the Governor to designate a chair of the  
            commission from among its members. In addition, states that  
            the chair serves at the pleasure of the Governor. 

          7)Board of State and Community Corrections Executive Steering  
            Committees. Clarifies that neither governmental entities or  
            non-governmental entities serving on executive steering  
            committees are exempt from conflict of interest laws, with the  
            exception of governmental entities serving on a committee  
            created with the primary purpose of administering grant  
            funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance  
            Grant Program or a committee created by the board pursuant to  
            Section 6046.3 of the Penal Code relating to Proposition 47.

          8)Sargent Shriver Act. Eliminates the sunset provisions related  
            to the Sargent Shriver Act.


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          9)Peremptory Challenges. Reduces the number of peremptory  
            challenges for misdemeanor jury trials from ten to six, as of  
            January 1, 2017. Requires a report to the Legislature on the  
            effect of the reduction by January 1, 2020. Sunsets the  
            reduction as of January 1, 2021.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    Yes         Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   No

          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/15/16)

          None received

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/15/16)

          None received

          Prepared by:  Julie Salley-Gray / B. & F.R. / (916) 651-4103
          6/16/16 9:47:58

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