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) - Ex-prisoners who were wrongfully convicted would be eligible for larger restitution payments from the state under a bill gaining the Assembly's endorsement.
(AP) - Sex offenders who willfully remove their location-tracking devices would face up to three years in state prison under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.
California has agreed to overhaul how it uses solitary confinement in state prisons.
Some California prison inmates are getting special training behind bars. Rich Ibarra reports they're learning to train service dogs.