Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

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'Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly, ' Brown said.

The California Money Bail Reform Act will replace bail with a risk-assessment system, which will determine a defendant's risk to public safety and probability of that suspect missing a court date rather than their ability to pay bail. Jerry Brown, the bill would keep the nation's most populous state at the forefront of environmental regulation trends and could have a big impact on electricity generation beyond California's borders.

'Our old system of money bail was outdated, unsafe, and unfair.

Authors of the bill, Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), acknowledge that it is a work in progress.

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Brown's signature gives the state's Judicial Council broad authority to reshape pretrial detention policies. Those not eligible for pretrial release will be offenders facing serious violent felonies.

"[Senate Bill 10] sets up a system that allows judges almost unlimited discretion to order people accused of crimes, but not convicted and presumptively innocent, to be held in jail with no recourse until their case is solved", wrote a delegation of criminal justice reform advocates to the governor.

Opponents of the legislation say it gives judges too much power.

In U.S. states, defendants are released if they can arrange payment of a cash bond, which a court can hold until the legal case is concluded. Also seen are Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, left, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, left, and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

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