Monday, October 10, 2011
Governor Signs into Law Bill Affecting Grand Juries
Just ahead of the deadline for signing or vetoing over 800 bills passed by the legislature, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 622 that allows an interviewee under oath to have an attorney present. This bill was watered down considerably during the legislative process but still opposed by CGJA and many others.
CGJA will be providing more information, including suggested actions that could be taken by grand juries, in the weeks ahead. The bill takes effect January 1, 2012 and thus impacts current juries.