HB 730 Provides that if a person placed on electronic monitoring is found not guilty or exonerated of an offense, he or she shall be reimbursed for the costs associated with electronic monitoring

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Current Bill Summary

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HCS/HB 730 - This act creates the "Electronic Monitoring Reimbursement Fund," which will include, in addition to any gifts, donations, or bequests, a 5% surcharge imposed on persons placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring starting on August 28, 2019. The 5% surcharge will be paid to any supplier or company providing the electronic monitoring, and such supplier or company will deposit the 5% surcharge into the fund quarterly.

Any person who receives a not guilty verdict from a judge or jury or is exonerated through DNA evidence on or after August 28, 2022, for all offenses he or she was placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring will be reimbursed for the surcharge and any of his or her costs associated with the monitoring. Persons placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring for the offense of domestic assault or sexual assault will not be eligible for reimbursement unless such persons are exonerated through DNA evidence.


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