Stec, Colleagues Announce Legislation to Repeal Bail Reform

ALBANY — Last week, Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) joined his colleagues to sponsor legislation that would repeal new bail reform measures set to take effect Jan. 1.

The bail changes will remove cash bail for most non-violent felonies.

 "This legislation is greatly needed," Stec said in a press release.

“This is about public safety and ensuring that victims and communities are safe from harm."

He called the new bail changes deeply flawed and said they were rushed through during budget negotiations.

"It’s time to repeal them and have them properly debated and discussed on the floor like they should have been months ago."

 

Stec Sends Letter to SUNY Chancellor, Binghamton President

ALBANY — This week, Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference sent a letter to SUNY Chancellor Dr. Kristina Johnson and SUNY Binghamton President Dr. Harvey Stenger to express their concerns over recent events at Binghamton’s campus.

"Over the last week, Binghamton University College Republicans have been targeted and silenced on two separate occasions, once last week at a tabling event, and then on Monday, when College Republicans were set to host Arthur Laffer, an economist and guest speaker," a press release said.

Stec and fellow minority members were concerned with protestors' actions and what they call a lack of action by university administration. 

“I am disturbed by the videos I have seen of student protesters at SUNY Binghamton silencing and targeting College Republicans,” Stec said in a statement.

“College campuses are supposed to be a safe haven of free thought, but what I saw in the videos that have emerged from SUNY Binghamton over the last few days is far from that.

"We need answers and actions taken immediately to ensure that something like this will never happen again."

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