Legislative Updates

Support for 2017 Legislation

SB 10 and AB 42:  California Bail Reform (Assemblymember Rob Bonta and Senator Robert Hertzberg)

This bill significantly reduces the use of money bail and move to a system where community safety, not wealth, is the basis for determining pretrial release.  Provide pretrial services to help get people back to court and comply with court-ordered conditions of release. 

Click here for sample letter of support. Letters accepted at anytime.  First time letters will be considered for committee hearing is March 27.

 Send to:

Diane Griffiths (Sen. Hertzberg) at Diane.Griffiths@sen.ca.gov
Justin Rausa (Asm. Bonta) at Justin.Rausa@asm.ca.gov
Ryan Morimune (Asm. Jones-Sawyer) at Ryan.Morimune@asm.ca.gov
John Bauters (Sponsor) at john@safeandjust.org
Mica Doctoroff (Sponsor) at mdoctoroff@acluca.org
Glenn Backes (Sponsor) at glennbackes@mac.com

SB 10 bill status

AB 42 bill status

AB 1384: Trauma Recovery Centers (Assemblymember Shirley Weber)

This bill creates clear guidelines and bolsters training for new trauma recovery centers ensuring crime survivors receive comprehensive and timely services.

Click here for sample letter of support. Letters accepted at anytime.

Send to:

Anthony DiMartino (Weber) at Anthony.DiMartino@asm.ca.gov
John Bauters (Sponsor) at john@safeandjust.org

AB 1384 bill status

AB 1115: Reducing Recidivism Through Expungement Relief (Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer)

This bill authorizes a court, in its discretion, to grant expungement relief for a petitioner previously convicted of an offense included in AB 109 (2011), public safety Realignment.

Click here for sample letter of support.  Letters accepted at anytime.

Send to:

Ryan Morimune (Asm. Jones-Sawyer) at Ryan.Morimune@asm.ca.gov

John Bauters (Sponsor) at john@safeandjust.org

AB 1115 bill status

AB 340: Mental Health Services for Low-Income Children (Assemblymember Dr Joaquin Arambula)

This bill expands California’s infant and child early screening program to identify children who are victims of trauma, in order to provide them with the proper mental health care services.

Click here for sample letter of support. Letters accepted at anytime.  First time letters will be considered for committee hearing is March 15, 2017 

Send to:

Maheen Ahmed (Asm. Arambula) at maheen.ahmed@asm.ca.gov

John Bauters (Sponsor) at john@safeandjust.org

AB 340 bill status

SB 222: Access to Medi-Cal for Individuals who were Formerly Incarcerated (Senator Ed Hernandez)

This bill increases access to critical health care services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries immediately after incarceration, a time of increased risk for medical problems, recidivism, and even death.

Click here for sample letter of support. Letters accepted at anytime.  First time letters will be considered for committee hearing is March 27.

Send to:

Bao Nguyen (Sen. Hernandez) at Bao.Nguyen@sen.ca.gov
John Bauters (Sponsor) at john@safeandjust.org

SB 222 bill status

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