Bail reform fix attracts bipartisan support from Legislature, governor
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A year after passing a sweeping bill to reduce cash bail orders, New Hampshire lawmakers are poised to make a course correction.
By voice vote Wednesday, the House passed Senate Bill 314, which would make changes to last year’s legislation on bail sentencing.
That earlier bill, Senate Bill 556, signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu, overhauled judicial guidelines for pre-trial release. Under the law, most alleged criminal offenders must be released by police departments on personal recognizance, unless a judge determines them a danger to themselves or their community.