FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2016
CONTACT: Bill Bird (Huff) @ 916-651-4029, Kendra Kruckenberg (Runner) @ 916.651.4021, Runner,
Huff Introduces a Measure to Keep Dangerous Felons Off the Streets
SACRAMENTO: Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) and Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) announced today they introduced legislation to close a loophole that allows dangerous felons back on to our streets. Senate Bill 1077 will stop a local law enforcement agency from taking custody of a convicted felon who is scheduled for deportation unless the offender will be prosecuted for a new felony.
SB 1077 was introduced in light of the events surrounding Katherine Steinle’s death last year and is identical to SB 57 (Runner, Huff) of 2015. Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) is a co-author of SB 1077 giving the measure bi-partisan support. Continue reading