The Legislature will meet this Saturday and Sunday, marking the last formal sessions of the 2015-2016 session.
These bills passed the Senate and are pending in the House so calls to your state representatives asking them to ask Speaker DeLeo to schedule these bills for a vote during these final two days are needed. Find your Representative and their contact information here.
These two bills are two of the priorities of the Jobs NOT Jails Coalition and are also in our Justice Reinvestment Act:
A. Senate 2176, the Bill to raise threshold for what’s a felony from $250 to $1500….it hasn’t been raised in 29 years, and we have the third lowest level for all states.
B. Compassionate release bill, Senate 2433, allowing release of terminally ill prisoners under certain circumstances.
Another bill that is of special interest to many groups in the Jobs NOT Jails Coalition:
A. Senate 2417, An Act Promoting Transparency, Best Practices and Better Outcomes for Children and Communities, which allows petitioning to seal juvenile misdemeanor convictions has also passed the Senate and awaits action in the House.