The California Legislature is trying to sidestep the will of the People by proposing legislation to virtually eliminate cash bail mere months after the California’s voters resoundingly rejected the same concept. By labeling their legislation as “zero dollar bail” instead of elimination of bail, the legislature is hoping that you don’t notice that they are functionally the same. Counties around the State resoundingly rejected zero dollar bail during the peak of the COVID-19 crises, citing safety concerns as repeat offenders were let go, only to immediately commit more crimes.
Find your representative and contact them to let them know that your will should not be ignored.
FULL TEXT OF BILLS:
- Assembly Bill AB 329 Bail https://tinyurl.com/AB-329-Bail
- Senate Bill SB-262 Bail https://tinyurl.com/SB-262-Bail