Lawmakers work to end ‘discriminatory’ court fees impacting low-income New Yorkers

May 14, 2021

Originally published in New York Daily News on May 14, 2021.

Senator Julia Salazar speaks out against predatory court fees in Manhattan

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Brooklyn) would prohibit mandatory minimum fines for criminal and traffic offenses, assess an individual’s financial situation before imposing fines and eliminate incarceration as punishment for a failure to pay a fine or fee.