Governor Kathy Hochul is proposing a 10-point plan to change New York’s bail reform laws, which includes giving judges more authority to set bail for repeat offenders.
If the plan is approved, judges will be able to set bail for repeat offenders charged with serious crimes, including gun-related cases not under the scope of current bail reform laws, according to a state government document leaked to the New York Post.
The proposal also includes “Raise the Age” statute reforms that would change how suspects under 18 years old are handled. If passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Hochul, it could appease some of the critics of New York’s bail reform laws.
The changes would be part of the 2022-23 state budget, which is due on April 1.
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