California Assembly Republican Caucus
A Safe California
Republicans are invested in making sure Californians can feel safe from violence and theft.
To do that, Republicans are fighting to solve our public safety challenges by funding our courts, supporting law enforcement, and closing loopholes that criminals are taking advantage of (Proposition 47/57).
AB 15 (Dixon) Early Release Transparency
Requires the record of a prison inmate’s early release calculation to be made available to the public upon request - Provides that the calculation for a particular inmate’s date of release from prison is a public record which must be disclosed upon request: This would provide that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may not withhold these types of records from public disclosure.
AB 27 (Ta) Sentencing Enhancements
Exempts firearms use-related sentencing enhancements from a current law requirement judges must dismiss a sentencing enhancement if it is “in the furtherance of justice.” Instead provides that a judge would not be required to dismiss the enhancements for criminal defendants who commit felonies while armed with, or while using, firearms during the commission of a felony, ensuring these criminals will serve longer sentences.
AB 56 (Lackey) Victim Restitution
Expand direct restitution paid by convicted criminals to their victims to include “non-economic damages” in additional violent felony offense cases: This would add criminal offenders who commit rape, stalking, kidnapping, mayhem, human trafficking, and one kind of child sexual abuse omitted from existing law to the existing child sexual abuse exception to the general rule that direct restitution orders do not apply to the victim’s “non-economic damages.”
AB 75 (Hoover & Davies) Restore Pre-Prop 47 Felonies
Increase penalties for serial theft crimes: Reenact the penalties which existed for the crime of committing petty theft with multiple prior theft-related convictions which existed prior to their repeal by Proposition 47 of 2014. This change requires approval by the voters.
AB 88 (Sanchez) Human Trafficking
Requires the Office of Emergency Services to create grants for prosecutors to use “vertical prosecution” in human trafficking cases: This would, conditional on an appropriation by the Legislature, provide funding to up to 11 counties to use a system in which the same prosecutor handles all stages of the human trafficking case, saving the victim from being traumatized by having to deal with multiple prosecutors and allowing that prosecutor to develop expertise in these cases.
AB 303 (Davies) Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) Reform
Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) Reform – Requires the California Attorney General’s Office to share any investigative reports and notes on individuals on the APPS with local law enforcement agencies. Allows greater local enforcement of APPS.
AB 328 (Essayli) Gun Violence
Restore the mandatory nature of the 10-20-Life law firearms enhancements: This will ensure that anyone who brandishes, discharges, or inflicts great bodily injury with a firearm during the commission of a specified violent felony will be held accountable.
AB 330 (Dixon) Access to Domestic Violence Information for Survivor Empowerment (ADVISE) Act
Access to Domestic Violence Information for Survivor Empowerment (ADVISE) Act – Requires the Office of Emergency Services to host and update a website with resources and key information for victims of domestic violence: This would include key details about laws and services available to victims of domestic violence, in at least five languages.
AB 335 (Alanis) Repeal Prop 47
Repealing Proposition 47 will reenact the penalties that existed for the crime of committing petty theft with multiple prior theft-related convictions which existed prior to the passage of Prop 47. This change requires voter approval.