Bronx State Sen. Gustavo Rivera Passes First Piece of Legislation

 

By Jordan Moss – Bronx News Network
http://www.bronxnewsnetwork.org/2011/06/bronx-state-sen-gustavo-rivera-passes.html
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera's office just tweeted that the freshman lawmaker just passed his first bill, which enables nonprofit organizations to post bail for defendants that can't afford to do it for themselves. In a press release, Rivera states: “Thousands of New Yorkers are held in jail each year because they simply cannot afford to post a few hundred dollars bail,” said Senator Rivera.