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Imposing cash bail for minor offenses is no longer an option in Colorado

"The bill was the top item on State Rep. Leslie Herod’s legislative to-do list. She introduced the bill with support from Epps."

“This was number one,” Herod said, almost out of breath Thursday after the bill was signed. “When I approached the ACLU, Elisabeth Epps, I said ‘I want to do a bail reform bill and I want Elisabeth Epps on board.”

"Herod added that it means if there’s someone before a judge today, the judge can’t sentence them with bail for low-level offenses."

"Herod, a Denver Democrat, was one of the bill’s primary co-sponsors. She said they needed to have balance for the bill to work, which she was able to get. The bill received unanimous support in the legislature."

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