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NJ Assembly to let voters decide on bail reform

NJ Assembly on bail reform

New Jersey lawmakers are letting voters decide on part of an overhaul of the state's bail system.

The Assembly voted Monday to put forth a constitutional amendment to eliminate the right to bail for all people accused of violent crimes.

The lawmakers also passed a law creating a non-monetary bail system for low-level offenders who can't afford bail.

The Senate already approved the amendment and the law.

The amendment will be on the ballots in November.


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