ALBANY – With crime rates rising statewide, Republican legislators are taking action to equalize measures taken by the majority Democratic Senate.
Assembly and Senate Republicans have introduced an amendment to establish a recall process for district attorneys.
The recall would be voted for by the voters within the county the district attorney was elected or appointed.
The bill is aimed at “soft-on-crime” district attorneys whom the sponsors of the bill say put criminals’ interests before law-abiding citizens.
Currently, only the Governor has the ability to remove a D.A. This bill would put the power in the hands of the voters.
We will keep you updated as this bill moves through the Senate and Assembly.