CALIFORNIA—On Tuesday, October 8, several bills were signed that changes the California’s criminal justice system, which included support of ex-inmates re-entering the community after serving their sentences, automatically expunging records of individuals convicted of low-level offenses, targeting “unfair sentencing practices,” and providing assistance to victims of crime.

One of the bills signed was AB 1076 will create an automated record clearance system for qualifying low-level offenses. Under this bill, the California Department of Justice will establish the automated record clearance system for individuals ​arrested or convicted after January 1, 2021, and will replace the current one, in which individuals must petition directly to the court. The new system will exclude registered sex offenders and those with any pending criminal charges.

Release & Reentry Bills.
Supporting Victims Bills
Sentencing Bills
Youth Offenders Bills
Additional Legislation