Do the Math: AB 939 + SB 1253 = 2(No Oversight + No Consent)

  Legislative updates from the Center for Judicial Excellence:


SB 1253–Veto Letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
SB 1253 is a deeply flawed bill and we are urging everyone to call, write, or fax Governor Schwarzenegger urging him to veto SB 1253! SB 1253 would allow convicted sex offenders who reside in the same household as their victim to potentially continue their abuse of the child or children. The bill severely endangers victims of child sexual abuse.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – Click here to download a sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
PHONE: 916-445-2841
FAX: 916-558-316

AB 939–Opposition Letter to Judiciary Committees
AB 939 would remove litigants’ rights to stipulate to case management or to the assignment of court appointees – creating a dangerous precedent because such appointees lack adequate oversight, a problem that is currently being investigated by the State Auditor. This bill is an affront to due process rights and would place additional restrictions on litigants by codifying this infringement.

Phone, Fax & Email Your Opposition for AB 939
Please fax, e-mail or call in your opposition to this legislation right away to the State Senate Judiciary Committee members listed below and the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Click here to view a copy of CJE’s opposition letter to AB 939

Senator Ellen Corbett
State Capitol, Room 5108
Sacramento, CA 95814
PHONE:(916) 651-4010
FAX: (916) 327-2433

Senator Tom Harman
State Capitol, Room 3070
Sacramento, CA 95814
PHONE: (916) 651-4035
FAX: (916) 445-9263

Senator Loni Hancock
State Capitol, Room 3092
Sacramento, CA  95814
PHONE: (916) 651-4009
FAX: (916) 327-1997

Senator Mark Leno
State Capitol, Room 4061
Sacramento,  CA  95814
PHONE: (916) 651-4003
FAX: (916) 445-4722

Senator Mimi Walters
State Capitol, Room 3082
Sacramento, CA 95814
PHONE: (916) 651-4033
FAX: (916) 445-9754

Assembly Judiciary Committee
1020 N Street, Room 104
Sacramento, California 95814
PHONE: (916) 319-2334
FAX: (916) 319-2188

AB 1050–Support Letter to State Senator Ellen Corbett & Assemblymember Fiona Ma
AB 1050 would allow children, 14 years of age or older, to testify in family court proceedings that have a tremendous impact on their lives. AB 1050 is a first-of-its-kind bill, allowing children to openly express their views regarding their own custody or visitation arrangements.

Phone, Fax & Email Your Support for AB 1050
Please fax, e-mail or call in your support for this legislation right away to Senator Ellen Corbett, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Assemblymember Ma, author of AB 1050. If you are an organization, church, or any other group that supports family court reform, then please be sure to send your support on your organizational letterhead.

Senator Ellen Corbett – Click here to download a sample letter to Senator Corbett
State Capitol, Room 5108
Sacramento, CA 95814
PHONE:(916) 651-4010
FAX: (916) 327-2433

Assemblymember Fiona Ma – Click here to download a sample letter to Assemblymember Ma
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0012
PHONE: (916) 319-2012
FAX: (916) 319-2112

Hearings Set for AB 1050 & AB 939 Next Tuesday, June 29th!
We may need people in Sacramento next Tuesday, June 29th, to show our support for AB 1050 and our opposition to AB 939. The hearing will start at 1:00 p.m. in room 112 of the State Capitol Building. We will send out another update so please stay tuned for further information.

For more information, contact CJE at 415-256-9606, or at



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