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June 6, 2018
"I was always concerned that a young person, a youthful offender, who was given a surcharge or a large fine would go home and have even greater stress trying to explain to their families that now they were even in a deeper hole than to begin with," said Assemblymember Charles Lavine, a former public defender, who voted in favor of legislation that would allow a court to waive certain surcharges for a defendant under the age of 21 in certain circumstances. (A9786)