Republican Legislators Push D.A. Recall Bill

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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.


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