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The Alternative Plea Act (AB 2195)

Assembly Bill 2195 was introduced by Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer. AB 2195 will protect Californians from the collateral consequences of drug convictions by creating an alternate plea for those facing drug-related charges. Drug convictions can destabilize someone’s life, and for non-citizens, can sometimes result in deportation. AB 2195 creates a safe alternative to these life-altering consequences and challenges the devastating impacts of the War on Drugs.

Co-Sponsors for AB 2195 include: Drug Policy Alliance, Initiate Justice, Immigrant Legal Resource Center


Signed by Governor on September 23, 2022.