Lawmakers Amend SB 54 As Measure Nears House Floor Vote

Lawmakers amend SB 54 as measure nears House floor vote

Stealing a new iPhone may land someone in jail for felony theft if a new version of Senate Bill 54 becomes law.

In a marathon Thursday session of the House Finance Committee, members considered 16 amendments to SB 54, the planned rollback of last year’s criminal justice reform effort, Senate Bill 91. Shortly before 8 p.m., lawmakers advanced the bill out of committee on a 9-2 vote.
A vote of the full House could come as early as the weekend, and if the House approves SB 54, the measure would head back to the Senate for consideration. The Senate passed a different version of …

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