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) - California is regaining responsibility for providing medical care at an eighth state prison after 10 years of oversight.
Proposition 57 makes it easier for state inmates to be released from prison if they demonstrate rehabilitation.
(AP) - Inspectors say a major California prison medical center still is providing inadequate care to inmates despite 10 years of oversight intended to improve care.
Fewer inmates are being returned to prisons than ever before and the return-to-prison rate has dropped for the fifth straight year.