Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Criminal Justice Reform Bill Adopted

This bill represents a collaborative effort which creates a balance of opportunities for treatment and rehabilitation while enhancing public safety by treating those who would threaten it with serious consequences.

As one of six members of the conference committee, I wanted to make certain that the bill achieves many important goals in protecting the public, including those championed by the Massachusetts Senate GOP Caucus, such as supporting our law enforcers, strengthening penalties for distributing dangerous drugs such as Fentanyl and Carfentnyl, greater accountability and oversight of forensic evidence and its analysis, and supports for those who have been victims of sexual assaults.