Just in the nick of time, the CA Legislature has approved the 2014-2014 state budget.
The passed budget contains a few highlights pertinent to the criminal justice system, which can be found in the trailer bill, AB 1468:
- Persons with felony drug offenses will now be eligible for CalFRESH & CalWORKS;
- The budget allocates $2 million for licenses/I.Ds for parolees; and,
- There will be a presumption of split sentencing for realigned offenders.
The final budget bill, SB 852, can be seen here.