TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is set to sign legislation aimed at overhauling New Jersey’s bail system.
Christie will head to Trenton City Hall Monday afternoon to sign a bill that will allow judges to release non-violent suspects as they await trial even if they can’t afford to pay.READ MORE: 2 Police Officers Shot During Fourth Of July Festivities On Ben Franklin Parkway: Police
Voters will also get to decide in November on a constitutional amendment that seeks to keep dangerous criminals behind bars by eliminating the right to bail.
The legislature passed both measures by wide margins this month after Christie called them back from summer break for a rare special session.READ MORE: South Jersey Man Recalls Moments After Shots Fired Injuring 2 Police Officers At Wawa Welcome America Fireworks Show In Philadelphia
The measures have bipartisan support from Republican and Democratic lawmakers as well as groups like the New Jersey branch of the NAACP.
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