Senator Portantino’s Effort to Reduce Residential Burglaries Passes the State Senate

Monday, June 4 2018

Sacramento, California– SB 1266 passed the California State Senate. The author, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, proposed SB 1266 to protect communities from residential burglaries by requiring ankle monitoring as a condition of payroll.

“I am so glad that this bill has passed the Senate. I want to bring a sense of safety to the foothill communities and for all Californians. Criminals who show dangerous and repetitive behavior, specifically with burglary should not get released without appropriate supervision and I am proud that my colleagues in the Senate agree,” commented Senator Portantino.

The bill would require those who have committed prior burglary offenses, meaning those convicted of 1st degree burglary, to be subjected to GPS monitoring as a condition of parole.

This bill is supported by California District Attorneys Association, California Police Chiefs Association, and Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Upland Chamber of Commerce, and County of Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell.