January 19, 2023
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Rep. Adam Neylon (608) 237-9198
Rep. Neylon Supports Constitutional Amendment to Reform Bail System
Pewaukee – Today State Representative Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) issued the following statement after supporting the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 2, legislation to amend the Constitution to provide judges more flexibility while setting bail:
“When people ask me what this Constitutional amendment does, they’re always surprised when I tell them it simply allows judges to consider the potential danger a defendant poses to the community when setting bail. It’s common sense and seems absurd that our judges are currently banned from doing so. But the consequences of Wisconsin’s broken bail system are all too clear.
“I was in the Waukesha Christmas Parade, with my wife and children. It was horrific and traumatic, but that’s not why we’re here. My colleagues and I have been working toward this goal since 2017. The victims of the Waukesha attack are just an example of the innocent people we’re trying to protect.”