SB 387 Allows for release on electronic monitoring for people who can afford to pay the costs associated with the monitoring
Sponsor: Wasson
LR Number: 1786L.06C Fiscal Note: 1786-06N.ORG
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/4/2011 - Referred to Rules Committee pursuant to Rule 25(32)(f) Journal Page: H1858
Title: HCS SCS SB 387 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011
House Handler: Smith

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SCS/SB 387 - This act allows a judge to release a person before trial on electronic monitoring or order a person serve part or all of a sentence of confinement on electronic monitoring unless the judge finds that the person cannot afford to pay the costs associated with the electronic monitoring. All costs associated with the electronic monitoring shall be charged to the person on house arrest.

The judge may, in his or her discretion, credit any period on electronic monitoring, against any period of confinement or incarceration ordered.

The circuit court may adopt a local rule allowing for the pretrial release on electronic monitoring in lieu of confinement for anyone charged with a crime who can afford to pay the costs of electronic monitoring.

This act is similar to HCS/HB 159 (2011) and SS/SCS/HCS/HB 111 (2011).