House committee unanimously approves tweak to bail reform law
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The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee approved changes to New Hampshire’s bail reform procedures Wednesday, 20-0, unifying around a series of tweaks to a sweeping overhaul last year.
Senate Bill 314 would amend last year’s effort to reduce the number of people held on bail before their trial. That 2018 law, the biggest change to bail reform in years, allowed most alleged criminal offenders to be released by police departments on personal recognizance, unless a judge determined they’re a danger to themselves or the community.