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Bill Detail: SB20-172

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Title Bail Hearing Within 48 Hours Of Arrest
Status Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (06/13/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/18/2020
Description

The bill requires a court to hold a bond setting hearing within 48
hours after an arrestee's arrival at a jail or holding center beginning on
July 1, 2021, for in-county arrestees and July 1, 2022, for out-of-county
arrestees.
The bill creates the position of a bond hearing officer to conduct

bond hearings on weekends and holidays throughout the state using
audiovisual technology. The bond hearing officer conducts bond hearings
throughout the state in the counties that request the service of the bond
hearing officer. The public will be able to view the hearings. The bill
creates the county assistance for bond hearings grant program, which will
allow the state court administrator to provide grants to counties to
purchase or upgrade audiovisual devices to allow jails and district
attorneys to connect with the court to allow remote audiovisual bond
hearings.

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