2017-2018 session

SB 785 ( Wiener )

Evidence: immigration status.

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Status:
Chaptered May 17, 2018
Chaptered  
Location:
Secretary of State
Scheduled hearings:
None
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Two Thirds
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Location: Governor Governor
May 17, 2018
Approved by the Governor.
 Version: Chaptered
May 15, 2018
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
May 11, 2018
 Version: Enrolled
May 10, 2018
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 31. Noes 6.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 31
Noes: 6
Abstain: 2
May 2, 2018
April 30, 2018
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 69
Noes: 1
Abstain: 8
April 30, 2018
Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
April 25, 2018
April 24, 2018
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
April 23, 2018
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
 Version: Amended Assembly
April 19, 2018
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (April 17).
April 17, 2018
 Vote: Asm Judiciary
Ayes: 10
Noes: 0
Abstain: 0
April 15, 2018
April 2, 2018
April 3 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 20). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
March 20, 2018
 Vote: Asm Public Safety
Ayes: 7
Noes: 0
Abstain: 0
March 12, 2018
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
 Version: Amended Assembly
March 6, 2018
March 6 hearing postponed by committee.
Sept. 5, 2017
Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and JUD.
Aug. 28, 2017
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 32
Noes: 7
Abstain: 1
Aug. 28, 2017
Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. (Ayes 32. Noes 7. Page 2260.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Aug. 23, 2017
Aug. 22, 2017
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
 Version: Amended Senate
Aug. 21, 2017
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 1. Page 2114.) (July 18).
July 18, 2017
 Vote: Sen Judiciary
Ayes: 5
Noes: 1
Abstain: 0
July 17, 2017
July 10, 2017
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
 Version: Amended Senate
June 29, 2017
Set for hearing July 18.
May 23, 2017
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
 Version: Amended Senate
May 22, 2017
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1093.) (May 16).
May 16, 2017
 Vote: Sen Public Safety
Ayes: 5
Noes: 2
Abstain: 0
May 15, 2017
May 11, 2017
Set for hearing May 16.
May 10, 2017
Re-referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and JUD.
May 8, 2017
Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
May 4, 2017
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
 Version: Amended Senate
March 9, 2017
Referred to Coms. on JUD. and APPR.
Feb. 21, 2017
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 23.
Feb. 17, 2017
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
 Version: Introduced
Headlines 1 - 7 (of 7):

A Look At The 13 New Laws California Has Passed This Year
Capitol Public Radio, May 22, 2018
... the end of its session in August. Here's the full list of bills signed into law so far this year: SB 785 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco): Requires a private ruling from a judge before an attorney can ask about a witness's immigration status in open court. SB 941 by Se ...

Dems scramble*
AroundTheCapitol.com - The Roundup, May 18, 2018
... ims and witnesses from exposing themselves to possible deportation when they take the stand."   "SB785 by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, requires that a judge hold a closed hearing to consider whether the immigration status of a victim, defendant or witness is relevant ...

Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Protect People From Having Legal Status Disclosed In Open Court
KCBS, May 17, 2018
... attention last year when she condemned federal immigration enforcement operations in courthouses. SB785 takes effect immediately but only remain law through 2022 unless reauthorized. (@Copyright 2018. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be publishe ...

California law limits talk of immigration status in court
Sacramento Bee, May 17, 2018
... attention last year when she condemned federal immigration enforcement operations in courthouses. SB785 takes effect immediately but only remain law through 2022 unless reauthorized. ...

Now immigrants are being harassed on the witness stand in California courtrooms
Sacramento Bee - Opinion, May 7, 2018
... mes or to testify in court will result in the reckless exposure of their immigration status. Under SB 785, attorneys are prohibited from asking a witness about his or her immigration status unless the attorney first seeks a ruling from the judges (outside of a public courtroom) t ...

California lawmakers move to protect the information of immigrants who take the witness stand in court
Los Angeles Times - Top of the Ticket, May 5, 2017
Two state lawmakers announced a bill Friday aimed at protecting immigrants from what they called irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status in open court during civil and criminal trials.The measure by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) would require that questions about the immigration status of any witness, victimor defendant ...

California lawmakers move to protect the information of immigrants who take the witness stand in court
Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2017
Two state lawmakers announced a bill Friday aimed at protecting immigrants from what they called irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status in open court during civil and criminal trials.The measure by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) would require that questions about the immigration status of any witness, victimor defendant ...

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