People arrested for crimes that would require them to register as sex offenders would have to stay in jail until they see a judge under an addition to California’s new law eliminating bail.
Senators were poised to pass the update Wednesday and send it to Gov. Jerry Brown.
It would make anyone arrested for crimes under the Sex Offender Registration Act ineligible for release before they see a judge.
That expands the list of people ineligible for quick release under the bail overhaul signed by Brown earlier this week. The new law already applied that prohibition to people charged with offenses that require sex offender registration for at least 20 years.
It would need Brown’s approval to become law. California’s bail overhaul will take effect in October 2019.
SOPHIA BOLLAG, Associated Press