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Tag: adam kline

Feb.
25th

Can’t get no respect

Rep. Christopher Hurst has been taking shots at the folks across the capitol rotunda for a while now over the issue of bail. Hurst let loose with another volley today to reporters. Here are his comments about Sen. Adam Kline and Sen. Mike Carrell:

“I think there is a modicum of respect that’s necessary in the process, and one of those issues is the committee chair sitting down with the other committee chair. This is the first time in the last couple of years where Adam has said, ‘Well, when we’re done with it we’ll tell you.’

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Feb.
25th

House members pan new bail try

House members aren’t satisfied with the overtures from senators to meet them halfway on bail.

Sen. Mike Carrell and Sen. Adam Kline announced their latest proposal today for a constitutional amendment to put before voters. It would allow judges to deny bail not just for frequent offenders, as the bill that passed the Senate would do, but also for people charged with crimes “involving the intentional death of another, the intentional infliction of great bodily harm on another” and certain sex offenses.

They listed the offenses for which suspects could be detained – from murder down to first-degree child molestation – and said they would have allowed judges to lock up at least 617 more people last year.

But they wouldn’t include all Class A felonies, like the version that passed the House. Crimes like vehicular homicide, arson, robbery and burglary would not be included in the version that will now be considered by Kline’s committee.

“We need to distinguish between those things that are harmful to individuals, and those things that are bad, very bad things, but not harmful to individuals,” Carrell said.

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Feb.
25th

Senators offering new bail limits

Sen. Mike Carrell has won agreement from a key senator on his latest proposal for a constitutional amendment on bail, and will unveil details this morning.

Carrell and Sen. Adam Kline will hold an 11 a.m. news conference to talk about the proposal, which attempts to find common ground between the bail bills passed by the House and Senate. House members have been skeptical of scrapping their own measure.

Carrell said earlier in the week his new plan would allow judges to deny bail to people accused of certain felony crimes that are “intentional acts” and cause

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