The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 809 last night by a vote of 8 to 2. The bill will next be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee on a date to be determined.
If passed, Senate Bill 809 would help individuals convicted of a felony to find employment. As currently written, SB 809 includes people convicted of a sex offense.
Bill sponsors include Californians for Safety and Justice, Center for Employment Opportunities and Root and Rebound. ACSOL supported this bill both in a formal letter to the committee as well as in testimony before the committee.
“ACSOL thanks all of those who called and wrote the author of the bill, Senator Smallwood-Cuevas, as well the Judiciary Committee prior to its consideration,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “We will notify you when the date for the next hearing is known.”