Crouch Joins Members Introducing Bail Reform Amendments
Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) joined Assemblyman Ed Ra (R,C,I-Franklin Square), Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R,C,I,Ref-New Suffolk) and Washington County District Attorney and former Assemblyman Tony Jordan at a press conference in Albany urging lawmakers to pass common-sense amendments to bail reform measures enacted in this years budget. The amendments have been drafted in response to a widespread outcry across the state about concerns that judges cant hold dangerous criminals and drug dealers on bail.
Since the passage of this years budget in January, I have heard from many judges and law enforcement officials across the Southern Tier who have serious concerns with the bail reforms, said Crouch. Today we presented common-sense amendments that will not only address these concerns, but also allow low-level offenders to not be held on bail. With just two weeks left in this years session we are calling on the Assembly Majority to bring this bill to the floor for a vote.