A look at the changes in SB54

One week ago, Gov. Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 54 after an extended special session.

Crafted by lawmakers in response to a statewide crime wave, SB 54 boosts some criminal penalties and partially rolls back last year’s criminal justice reform bill, Senate Bill 91.

Most of SB 54 is effective immediately. A few sections don’t kick in for a few months. One section won’t matter unless the Legislature increases a certain part of the state budget.

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