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AB-1120 Department of Justice: felony reporting: release on own recognizance.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 08, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1120


Introduced by Assembly Member Hagman

February 22, 2013


An act to add Section 11101.5 to the Penal Code, relating to felonies.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1120, as amended, Hagman. Department of Justice: felony reporting: release on own recognizance.
Existing law authorizes the release of a defendant on his or her own recognizance in specified circumstances. Existing law also requires the Department of Justice to file for record and report all descriptions, information, photographs, and measurements of all persons convicted of a felony.
This bill would require the Department of Justice to collect specified data on the number of individuals who are charged with a felony and released pursuant on their own recognizance without posting bail, including the number of people cited and released without being booked, the number of people released on their own recognizance prior to an initial court appearance, the number of people released on alternative custody prior to making bail, and the felony with which the person is charged. The bill would require the department to post this information, in aggregate, on its Internet Web site.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11101.5 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

11101.5.
 (a) The Department of Justice shall collect all of the following data on the number of individuals who are charged with a felony and released pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 1318) of Chapter 1 of Title 10 of Part 2 without posting bail, including the felony with which the person is charged. felony:
(1) The number of people cited and released without being booked.
(2) The number of people released on their own recognizance prior to an initial court appearance.
(3) The number of people released on alternative custody prior to making bail.
(4) For each person in the prior three paragraphs, the code violation for which he or she was arrested.
(b) Information shall be acquired and compiled in a manner to be determined by the department and shall be published on the department’s Internet Web site in aggregate form. All personally identifiable information shall be removed.