NY Lawmakers Renew Push To Ban Predatory Court Fees

End Predatory Court Fees Rally

A bill making its way through the state legislature, dubbed the End Predatory Court Fees Act, seeks to abolish both mandatory surcharges as well as probation fees. It would also eliminate mandatory minimum fines by giving judges power to set fines based on the defendants ability to pay. Finally, the bill would ban commissary garnishment and end incarceration for unpaid fees and fines.

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