- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on the Connecticut governor’s bail reform proposals (all times local):

4 p.m.

Lawmakers in Connecticut’s House of Representatives have postponed a vote on the governor’s proposal to overhaul the bail system and cut down on pre-trial detention for defendants charged with misdemeanors.

The proposal from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, would have prohibited judges from setting cash bail for anyone charged with only a misdemeanor, with exceptions for dangerous people and some others.

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says lawmakers did not feel comfortable voting on the bill Thursday and will leave it to the administration to determine next steps. Democrats said there is wide support for the concept behind the bill but they did not have all the details in advance.

1 a.m.

Connecticut lawmakers are set to vote on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to virtually end pre-trial detention for defendants charged with misdemeanors who can’t afford to post small bonds.

The House of Representatives is scheduled to take up the legislation Thursday. A Senate session hasn’t been scheduled. Democrats control both chambers.

Malloy’s proposal says the state could save $15 million a year by prohibiting state judges from setting cash bail for anyone charged with only a misdemeanor, with exceptions for dangerous people and some others. Judges could order other restrictions including GPS monitoring.

Malloy’s office says nearly 350 state prisoners wouldn’t be detained now if the legislation was in effect.

A compromise on the legislation eliminated Malloy’s controversial plan to handle most offenders 20 years old or younger as juveniles.

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