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Archive for June, 2009

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New Hearing on SB 399! June 30th at State Capital

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Contact committee members to voice your support now!! Go to the “Take Action” page. The State Assembly Public Safety Committee must approve SB 399, or the bill will die. A committee hearing is set for Tuesday, June 30th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 126 at the State Capitol building. Supporters should come to the hearing, but it is even more important for supporters to contact committee members this week.

SB399 Passes in the Senate!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

By a vote of 23 to 15, SB399 won passage out of the Senate. The bill next heads to the State Assembly. SB 399 would permit judges to re-examine  youth offender cases. “A kid who did the crime is not necessarily the same person who’s doing the time,” said  Senator Yee. “This is a worthy bill and deserves to pass and be signed into law, ” the Los Angeles Times noted on June 2nd.