Administration of Justice
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Assumption Program for Loans for Law in the Public Interest
AB 171 (Beall) – Sponsor
AB 171, by Assembly Member Jim Beall, seeks to expand eligibility in the Assumption Program for Loans for Law in the Public Interest (APLLPI) to include county counsel. The measure’s other provisions seek to assist the Student Aid Commission in effectively and efficiently administering this program. CSAC is sponsoring AB 171 on behalf of the County Counsels’ Association; we strongly encourage counties to weigh in with support on this measure. AB 171 will next be heard on June 13 in the Senate Education Committee.
SB 241 (Kuehl) – Request for Comment
SB 241, by Senator Sheila Kuehl, would require counties to pick up the costs of court-appointed counsel in certain guardianship hearings when the family is unable to fund all or a portion of the cost. It is our understanding that these proceedings generally take place without county involvement, and we are working with the author’s office to better understand the fiscal and operational impacts of this measure.
SB 241 was voted on by the full Senate on June 4 and was passed by the Senate on a 27-10 vote. It is now in the Assembly and is awaiting committee assignment. We request your comments on how this measure would impact your county.
Sexually Violent Predators (SVP)
AB 1509 (Spitzer) – Support
AB 1509, by Assembly Member Spitzer, would amend Penal Code 3003 so that victims identified during the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) adjudication process and/or identified by the district attorneys in the SVP trial have the right to insist that SVP parolees are not placed within 35 miles of the victim’s residence.
AB 1509 passed out of the Assembly on a 73-0 floor vote. It is scheduled for hearing in the Senate Human Services Committee on June 12.