Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

California becomes first state to end cash bail

California becomes first state to end cash bail

'Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly, ' Brown said. Incarceration should instead depend on the risk a defendant poses if they are released, they argue. That could potentially create a patchwork system based on where a suspect lives.

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.

If the California Money Bail Reform Act is used properly, it can help those in poverty and will revolutionize the justice system. Those facing serious, violent felonies will not be eligible for pretrial release. In July, the state announced its greenhouse gas emissions were lower than in 1990, despite a growing economy. Bail reform targets the practice of jailing those who can't afford to pay the court (or more bail bondsmen) - the funds necessary to remain free pending trials that may occur months or even years later. Opponents' arguments range from fear that the legislation gives judges too much power to worry that unsafe suspects will walk out the door never to return for trial.

The proposal is set to be seen by Governor Jerry Brown by the end of the week. Other states including New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems, although no other state has completely eliminated bail.

"Michael Brune, Sierra ClubSB 100, which passed 43-32 and also moves the state's clean energy goals from 50 percent by 2030 to 60 percent by 2030, shows "the world what climate leadership looks like!" said Right to Zero, the Earthjustice campaign pushing for clean energy in California".

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Most suspects arrested for nonviolent misdemeanors will be released within 12 hours of being booked under the new law.

If the bill is signed into law, California would become the second state, after Hawaii, to authorize a 100-percent renewable energy law.

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.

Atkins promised to work with Weber during the recess to have new legislation ready to introduce when lawmakers return in January that would "make California a model for the rest of the country".

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