SB 889
Requires the state to pay the cost of incarceration and electronic monitoring of criminal defendants found guilty of felony offenses
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Last Action:
4/7/2014 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2014

Current Bill Summary

SB 889 - Under current law, the state must pay the costs associated with a criminal case, including the costs of imprisonment, when the defendant is unable to pay and is sentenced to death or imprisonment in a state prison. The county must pay the costs when the defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail or ordered to pay a fine.

This act provides that the state must pay the costs of incarcerating the defendant in a county jail and any costs associated with electronic monitoring when the defendant is unable to pay and has been found guilty of a felony.