A.B.878. Juveniles: restraints.

California Assembly
Last action 6 months ago
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Summary

                    Under existing law, a female ward of a local juvenile facility who is known to be pregnant or in recovery from delivery may not be restrained, unless deemed necessary for the safety and security of the inmate, the staff, or the public.

This bill would authorize the use of mechanical restraints on a juvenile during transportation outside of a local secure juvenile facility, camp, ranch, or forestry camp, only upon a determination by the probation department, in consultation with the transporting agency, that restraints are necessary to prevent physical harm to the juvenile or another person or due to a substantial risk of flight. The bill would require a county probation department that chooses to use mechanical restraints other than handcuffs to establish procedures for the documentation of use of mechanical restraints other than handcuffs, including the reasons for the use of those restraints. The bill would authorize the use of mechanical restraints during a juvenile court proceeding if the court determines that the individual juvenile's behavior in custody or in court establishes a manifest need to use mechanical restraints to prevent physical harm to the juvenile or another person or due to a substantial risk of flight. The bill would require the court to document the reasons for the use of mechanical restraints in the record. If mechanical restraints are used pursuant to these provisions, the bill would require that the least restrictive form of restraint be used under the circumstances.
                

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Actions

  • Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 660, Statutes of 2017.

    Wed, Oct 11th 2017
  • Approved by the Governor.

    Wed, Oct 11th 2017
  • Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

    Wed, Sep 20th 2017
  • Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 43. Noes 31. Page 3335.).

    Wed, Sep 13th 2017
  • Assembly Rule 77(a) suspended. (Page 3254.)

    Wed, Sep 13th 2017
  • In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 14 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

    Tue, Sep 12th 2017
  • Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 21. Noes 14. Page 2681.).

    Mon, Sep 11th 2017
  • Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

    Thu, Sep 7th 2017
  • Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

    Wed, Sep 6th 2017
  • Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

    Wed, Jun 28th 2017
  • From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (June 27).

    Tue, Jun 27th 2017
  • Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

    Thu, Jun 8th 2017
  • In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

    Tue, May 30th 2017
  • Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 41. Noes 30. Page 1855.)

    Tue, May 30th 2017
  • Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 1637.)

    Mon, May 22nd 2017
  • Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

    Wed, Apr 5th 2017
  • Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

    Tue, Apr 4th 2017
  • From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (March 28).

    Mon, Apr 3rd 2017
  • Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

    Thu, Mar 2nd 2017
  • From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

    Fri, Feb 17th 2017
  • Read first time. To print.

    Thu, Feb 16th 2017