- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are holding off from voting on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s latest criminal justice reform bill.

Democratic House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says changes have been made to the bill and his caucus members haven’t had enough time to review them. The House of Representatives met Friday in a special legislative session.

The bill would extend juvenile court jurisdiction to young adults up to age 21 and bar surety bonds for certain misdemeanor offenders.

Sharkey says the legislature won’t adjourn its special session. Instead it will meet again soon to take up a bill that would transfer state-owned land and possibly Malloy’s bill, depending on the level of support for it.

The Senate didn’t take up Malloy’s bill Thursday. A date hasn’t been announced for a vote on that bill.

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