Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla’s public safety legislation, AB 2499, has been approved by the Assembly Public Safety Committee with a 5-0 vote.
AB 2499 provides County Sheriffs more tools to manage our criminal justice system by updating requirements for the electronic monitoring of non-violent and non-serious offenders.
“It is vital our local law enforcement agencies have the tools and authority they need to ensure the public safety of our communities,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “AB 2499 will help relieve pressure on county jails while making sure inmates that need to be incarcerated stay off our streets.”
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, this measure:
- Allows for any county jail inmate who qualifies under rules set forth by a county board of supervisors to be placed on electronic monitoring.
- Allows for good time and work time credits an inmate has earned in other home detention programs to be transferable to a county’s electronic monitoring program.
- Permits a local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the location of an individual participant in an electronic monitoring program to request the GPS coordinates of that participant.
AB 2499 will be heard next in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.