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SB 260 – Youthful Offender Parole Hearing – Passes the Assembly Floor

Senate Bill 260, authored by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), passed the Assembly floor with a vote of 51-21. SB 260 requires the Board of Parole Hearings to conduct a youth offender parole hearing to consider release of offenders who committed specified crimes prior to being 18 years old and who were sentenced to state prison. The Post-Conviction Justice Project was a co-sponsor of the bill along with Human Rights Watch, Youth Law Center, and Friends Committee on Legislation.

This bill will head back to the Senate for concurrence. If the bill passes the Senate floor on concurrence, the bill will head to Governor Brown for final consideration.