Two members of the Friends Committee on Legislation of California will speak Sunday in Davis about the achievements of the 2013 legislative year and the prospects for 2014.
Kevan Insko and Jim Lindburg will speak at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. The public is welcome; refreshments will be served.
The Friends Committee on Legislation was a sponsor of SB 260 along with co-sponsors Human Rights Watch, and the Youth Law Center; it was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law establishes a special parole process for people sentenced to lengthy adult prison sentences for crimes committed as juveniles, allowing them the opportunity to prove rehabilitation after serving a significant portion of their sentence.
The committee also worked hard for the passage of AB 218, the “Ban the Box” bill, which will help formerly incarcerated people when applying for employment with public agencies. It also supported AB 10, raises the minimum wage from $8 to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014, and to $10 per hour by July 1, 2016.