For Immediate Release - July 30, 2012

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR PATRICK ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CRIME BILL

BOSTON – Monday, July 30, 2012 – The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick:

“I want a bill to sign before the Legislature ends its session. I think legislators do, too. If they do, they will enact the proposed amendment. Prosecutors already have discretion whether to charge a repeat offender under this law. The addition of limited judicial discretion would make a good bill better. I urge the Legislature to amend the bill as I have proposed before their formal session ends tomorrow.”

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