Lawmakers approved AB966 by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda on a 45-26 vote Monday.
Unlike the previous legislation, which spelled out a plan for California prisons to distribute condoms, the latest version would ask the California Department of Corrections to write its own plan.
Brown rejected last year's legislation, saying the corrections department already allows family visitors to bring condoms for overnight visits.
Bonta says a community group has volunteered to donate the condoms and dispensers. Condoms are not legally available in most prisons because it is illegal for inmates to have sex with each other.
(AP) — The California state Senate is rejecting a bill that would end a practice of extending jail and prison sentences for repeat drug offenders.
(AP) - The California Supreme Court says Gov. Jerry Brown can continue pursuing a plan to reduce the state's prison inmate population by releasing non-violent felons early while it considers a legal challenge.
(AP) - California's Supreme Court is allowing Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.
(AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld two California laws dealing with prison inmates' eligibility for parole, one that set conditions on parole hearings and another that gave the governor authority to block parole.