SB 889 Requires the state to pay the cost of incarceration and electronic monitoring of criminal defendants found guilty of felony offenses
Sponsor: Parson
LR Number: 5979S.02I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/7/2014 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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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.

MEGHAN LUECKE