Posted 1/9/2015

                                                                                                                  January 9, 2015

State

Bill

Sponsor

Description

IN

H 1148

Frizzell

Increases minimum cash bail deposit to the court to 15%.  Courts and Criminal Code – First Reading 08JAN15

IN

S 255

Delph

Increases minimum cash bail deposit to the court to 15%.  Judiciary – First Reading 7JAN15

IN

S 274

Merritt

No deposit bail option for one charge with a violent crime  Introduced 07JAN15

MD

H 31

Glenn

Pretrial restrictions for charge of elder abuse.  Prefiled 20NOV14

MD

H 32

Schultz

Bail bill.  [No text yet available]  Prefiled 06OCT14

ND

H 1126

Judiciary

A person may not act as a bail agent unless that person is appointed.  However, a private person can post real or other property as security for a bond if he does not receive compensation.  No freelance bail recovery.  Judiciary 17DEC14

NV

A 69

Judiciary

Overall court paperwork reduction bill, part of which removes provisions requiring courts to provide to the Court Administrator copies of certain orders relating to bail forfeitures.  Prefiled Judiciary 30DEC14

NY

A 69

Simanowitz

Authorizes detention when a defendant presents a clear and convincing likelihood of danger to society, the community or any person.  Introduced 07JAN14

OK

S 78

Anderson

Pretrial bail schedule; modifying applicability. Judicial district to set bail schedule in numerical dollar amount.  Judge can use pretrial services except when commercial bail is used. First Reading 02FEB15

OK

S 101

Allen

Changing eligibility for certain persons to be bail bondsmen; authorizing restaurant owners where alcohol is served and certain persons to be licensed bail bondsmen upon certain conditions; defining terms; prohibiting executing duties or having an office on certain premises.  First Reading 02FEB15

OK

S 143

Paddack

Relates to the Bail Enforcement and Licensing Act; prohibiting certain persons from licenses & requires requiring certain notification to the Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training.  First Reading 02FEB15

TX

H 581

Harless

The manner in which a bail bond or personal bond is forfeited.  Allows for good cause for not appearing but grace period for 72 hours or less.  Prefiled 02JAN15

VA

H 1337

Spruill

Exempts from recordation tax any deed of trust given by a property bail bondsman as security on a bond.  Introduced 14JAN15

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