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CA SB 1025

Title: Pretrial diversion for veterans.
Author: Susan Talamantes Eggman

Summary
SB 1025, as amended, Eggman. Pretrial diversion for veterans. Existing law provides for the diversion of specified criminal offenders in alternate sentencing and treatment programs. Existing law provides for a pretrial diversion program for a defendant who was, or currently is, a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, who may be suffering from sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, or mental health problems as a result of the defendant’s military service. Existing law authorizes the court, with the consent of the defendant and a waiver of the defendant’s speedy trial right, to postpone prosecution, either temporarily or permanently, of a criminal offense and place the defendant in a pretrial diversion program.This bill would add felony offenses, as specified, to the pretrial diversion program for a defendant who was, or currently is, a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and when the defendant’s condition was a significant factor in the commission of the charged offense. The bill would require the court to find that the defendant’s condition was a significant factor in the commission of the offense unless there is clear and convincing evidence otherwise and would authorize the court to consider any relevant and credible evidence in making this determination. By requiring counties to coordinate services for a new group of veterans, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Status
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1025 - 03/21/24 - Amended Senate
03/21/24 - CA SB 1025 (03/21/24 - Amended Senate)


CA SB 1025 - 02/06/24 - Introduced
02/06/24 - CA SB 1025 (02/06/24 - Introduced)

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  • Susan Eggman - D
    Senator - State Senate - CA

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