Bonta Responds to Bail Referendum to Overturn SB 10

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement on the qualification of a referendum to overturn SB 10 (the California Money Bail Reform Act):

“The money bail industry is desperately trying to hang on and buy themselves more time. But even they see the writing on the wall. Money bail is wrong. It’s unjust. It doesn’t promote public safety and it ruins lives. Our bail reform law, SB 10, replaces the money bail system with a better system that individually assesses a person’s ability to be released pre-trial based on their risk to the public and their likelihood of showing up in court—not on how much money they have. When the time comes for voters to make their decision, I feel strongly that Californians will see through the bail industry’s transparent effort to prop up an unsafe, unjust, unfair, predatory for-profit system that hurts people.”

Additional information on SB 10 can be found in this press release.

Assemblymember Rob Bonta jointed-authored SB 10 with Senator Bob Hertzberg.