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Bill Detail: HB19-1225

 

Title No Monetary Bail For Certain Low-level Offenses
Status House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/22/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 03/08/2019
Description

Under current law, the court is required to release a person charged
with a class 3 misdemeanor, petty offense, or unclassified offense on a
personal recognizance bond unless certain conditions exist. The bill
removes petty offenses from that requirement. The bill prohibits a court
from imposing a monetary condition of release for a defendant charged
with a traffic offense, petty offense, or municipal offense, except for a

traffic offense involving death or bodily injury, eluding a police officer,
circumventing an interlock device, or a municipal offense with
substantially similar elements to a state misdemeanor offense. The bill
does not prohibit a defendant's release based on a pretrial policy that
includes monetary conditions if the defendant is informed that he or she
would be released without monetary conditions if he or she waits for a
bond hearing. The bill does not prohibit issuance of a warrant with
monetary conditions of bond for a defendant who fails to appear in court
as required or who violates a condition of release.

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