When Senate Bill 10 takes effect on October 1, 2019, defendants will no longer receive dollar bail amounts, and they will not have the opportunity to make a cash payment in order to be released.
"More people are going to buy guns, there will be more gun violence, you are going to have more crime", she said.
News 8 reached out to San Diego democratic assemblyman Todd Gloria who just came off the floor in Sacramento to talk about his support of the reform.
And good riddance! Cash bail is antithetical to a fair justice system, as it disproportionately harms low-income defendants while allowing the rich to escape jail, no problem.
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Will replacing cash bail with more power for judges reduce or increase pretrial jail for suspects?
Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) said his bill would address concerns raised by incidents including the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in which a 19-year-old is accused of using an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle to kill 17 students and school employees.
The state assembly passed the bill on Tuesday and it now awaits Gov.
New Jersey and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems as well, although neither state has completely eliminated the money aspect. Bail reform has been working pretty well.
New Mexico voters approved an overhaul of the pre-trial release system in 2016.
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But in the last few weeks, as this final compromise bill was revealed, the ACLU and some other groups who have really pushed for this reform said they are going to oppose it.
In California, overarching rules will be set by the judicial council, the policy-making body for California's courts headed by the state's chief justice. That time can be extended by 12 hours if necessary.
The model that is driving the momentum for bail reform is the federal system, where defendants are often required to meet specific conditions for pretrial release (e.g., drug treatment, surrender of passports, electronic monitoring) or to sign contracts imposing stiff fees for non-appearance.
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