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.
A federal judge has ruled California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.
A California State Audit has concluded that the sterilization of dozens of women prisoners were done in violation of informed consent laws.
The California state legislature is split over Governor Jerry Brown’s request for $500 million in bond revenue to reduce overcrowding in the state’s prisons.
An Alameda County judge has ruled that tens of thousands of California felons should be eligible to vote, overturning a decision made by Secretary of State Debra Bowen from 2011.