Talks are being held over potential changes to the state's new law that ends cash bail for misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday. 

At the same time, Cuomo continued to urge deliberation on the issue, which has become a flashpoint at the Capitol and in New York over the direction of the state's criminal justice system.

"I think we're still looking at the data, we're still studying, we're still talking to experts," Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters. "On bail reform, whenever you make a change, there's a lot of noise." 

Cuomo added, "I'm talk to DAs, I'm talking to lawyers on both sides and trying to find out what separates the fact from the fiction and come up with what recalibrations and changes have to be made." 

Democrats in the state Senate have proposed an alteration that would eliminate cash bail entirely, but give judges the authority to determine if a person should not be released from jail pending trial. 

Criminal justice advocates and some Democrats in the Assembly have rejected that approach, pointing to the possibility of judges discrimianting against defendants of color. 

Either way, the likely destination for any changes would be in the state budget, due at the end of next month. 

"There are issues that have come to the table that need to be addressed," he said. "We have to do the budget April 1 and let everybody study and discuss and let's see where are April 1."