Potential Halt to SB-10 Bail Reform Law Set to Go in Effect Next October! Coalition of Bail Industry Groups Submitted Enough Signatures for a Statewide Referendum for 2020!

Today the Los Angeles Times published an article addressing updates to the status of SB-10.

SB-10 is set to go into effect in October of 2019 and would eliminate the practice of money bail. A coalition of bail industry groups submitted enough signatures for a statewide referendum on the law in 2020. Bail industry groups see SB-10 as a threat to their entire industry. According to the LA times article, if election officials verify the signatures, the law could be put on hold until voters decide on whether to overturn it.

California Supreme Court Justice Cantil-Sakauye stated that even if the law is suspended due to a voter referendum, court officials would continue to improve how judges determine whether criminal defendants are fit for release ahead of trial.

Whether the referendum will go through is still unknown, but what is clear is that the court system will continue to build towards changing the current bail system.

To read the full LA Times article visit:

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-chief-justice-bail-overhaul-20181212-story.html

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