SB 0922 Bail Bond Requirement For Certain Persons Charged
LR Number:L3479.01I Fiscal Note:3479-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:03/06/96 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committ
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SB 922 - This act requires certain persons who are charged with a bailable offense to execute a bail bond with sufficient solvent sureties or deposit cash in lieu of the bail bond, when the judge decides that a bond is necessary.

This act applies to the following persons:

1. Persons charged with a felony;

2. Persons previously required to post a bail bond or cash;

3. Persons previously required to post a bond and failed to appear; and

4. Persons against whom a warrant is pending for another charge or probation or parole violation.

Currently, the decision to require a bond is discretionary with the judge.