Assemblywoman Bonilla Introduces Legislation to Expand Electronic Monitoring of Non-Violent Offenders

February 26, 2014 13:00 pm · 12 comments

Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla announced today she has introduced legislation to give sheriffs more tools to manage our criminal justice system by updating requirements for the electronic monitoring of non-violent offenders.

“It is critical that our local law enforcement agencies have the tools and authority they need to ensure the public safety of our communities.  AB 2499 will help relieve pressure on county jails while making sure inmates that need to be incarcerated stay off our streets,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla.

Sponsored by the California State Sheriffs Association, AB 2499 (Bonilla) helps county sheriffs who are looking to implement and expand their electronic monitoring programs by making current law more workable and consistent. Specifically, AB 2499:

  • Allows for any sentenced inmate who qualifies under rules set forth by a county board of supervisors to be placed on electronic monitoring.
  • Permits a local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the location of an electronic monitoring program participant to request the current and historical GPS coordinates of that participant.

“Our communities will be safer, sheriffs will have more options in monitoring offenders, and the offenders themselves will have a greater chance at successful rehabilitation.  I commend Assemblywoman Bonilla for her hard work on this important public safety legislation,” said David O. Livingston, Sheriff-Coroner of Contra Costa County.

“This is common sense legislation that allows local sheriffs the flexibility to track and monitor low-level offenders, which will free up needed jail space in the counties that are suffering from overcrowding,” said Sheriff Gregory J.Ahern, President of the California State Sheriffs’ Association.

AB 2499 will be heard in a policy committee hearing later this spring.

1 More money being spent February 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM

more criminals on the street. More taxes for the people to pay, less safe neighborhood.

Who believes any government managed rehab will be successful when its managed by ignorant politicians who believe throwing money at any problem is the solution.

Even the endorsements are paid advertising.

All these people do is lie.

2 Elwood February 26, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Another piece of soft on crime legislation from the illustrious Bonilla.

Point of information:

A conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged.

3 Matt February 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Zero tolerance for crime. Stay on them like white on rice!

4 Debbie Downer February 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

As long as the low-level offenders are released into Bonilla’s and Livingston’s neighborhoods I’m all for it.

5 RunDogRun February 26, 2014 at 2:16 PM

@Ellwood

“A conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged.”
Excellent point!

6 Dorothy February 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Humm… Don’t think I’ll vote for her either.

7 Anon2you February 26, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Non-violent offenders get put on “restriction” – Now go to your room bad boy!

8 anon February 26, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Bonilla and Desaulnier should where them.

9 Betty Sanchez February 26, 2014 at 5:18 PM

A 22. cal. bullet cost about .25 cent, get over it and be done!

10 Atticus Thraxx February 26, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Closer to .4-.5 cents a round, but I see your point Betty Sanchez.

11 Anon February 26, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Enforce the GD death penalty. AG KH is a racist.

12 Anon February 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Maybe Bone Head Nita should have a chat with DeSauler’s neighbors about early release.

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