FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2015
CONTACT: Jacqui Nguyen (Huff) @ (916) 651-4029, Kendra Kruckenberg (Runner) @ (916) 651-4021, Trent Hager (Galgiani) @ (916) 651-4005
Public Safety Bill Gets Bipartisan Support
California Legislators Introduce SB 57 Calling for Better Communication
SACRAMENTO – A public safety bill that just has been introduced is getting bipartisan support from Senate Republicans and Democrat Senator Cathleen Galgiani. The new bill is in response to a loophole that allows dangerous felons who are in the country illegally to be released back onto California streets. Senate Bill 57 will fix communication between local and state law enforcement so dangerous felons who are incarcerated do not slip through the cracks and get released prematurely.
SB 57 is authored by Sen. Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) with co-authors Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) and Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) and would prohibit local law enforcement officials from requesting custody of a felon awaiting deportation unless they intend to prosecute that felon. Continue reading