Posted 2/26/2016

 

State

Bill

Sponsor

Description

US

H.R. 4611

Lieu (D-CA)

No More Money Bail Act of 2016.

AK

SB 30

 

SB 30 would direct the court to establish rules concerning bail forfeitures in connection with marijuana-related offenses. The bill provides that in establishing scheduled amounts of bail in these cases, the court could not allow for disposition of an offense without a court appearance for a person under 18 years of age who is cited for a violation concerning marijuana possession.  Carryover to 2016

AK

SB 91

Coghill

Expands the list of misdemeanors including a Class C felony for which a qualifying defendant can be released OR through public pretrial services.  Adds pretrial risk assessment score as another qualifier to be released OR.  State Affairs 03FEB16

CA

AB 1854

Bloom

Provides the district attorney, county counsel or applicable prosecuting agency can recovery attorney fees from bond forfeiture money if successfully oppose motion to vacate.  In committee 12MAR16

CA

AB 2449

Eggman

Adds a $10 per bond fee to fund costs of DOI oversight of bail agent licensees.   Increases license application fee to $1132 and renewals increased from $35 to $340. Introduced 22FEB16

CT

SB 18

Looney

Establishes a 10 percent deposit only bail system exclusive of bail bonds.  Governor’s bill.  Judiciary 04FEB16

DE

HB 45

Schwartzkopf

Establishes a committee to review opportunities for efficiencies in the criminal justice system including bail and alternatives to incarceration.  Assigned to Appropriations 29JAN15

DE

HB 203

Keeley

An Act to amend Title 18 of the DE code relating to bail bond agents.

FL

SB 618

Evers

Prearrest Diversion Program;

HI

H 6

Thielen

Expands conditions under which bail may be denied to repeat offenders, e.g. violence against a person.  Carried over

HI

HB 1660 (similar to SB 2104)

Souki

All for applying cash bail money to payment of fines and costs.  (Precursor to 10 percent bail.  Should oppose).   

HI

S 1331

Espero

Requires pretrial risk assessments, pretrial bail reports, and arraignments to be completed within five working days after an arrest. Judicial officers cannot deny bail absent a pretrial risk assessment score that reflects a high risk of flight or new criminal offense. Judicial officers cannot rely on bail schedule or bail amount.  Bill deferred. 19MAR15

ID

H 63

Judiciary Rules

Removes a provision relating to a bench warrant for a bailable offense; and to provide for the setting of bail when a defendant fails to appear before the court under certain conditions.  Judiciary, Rules & Administration

ID

H0508

Judiciary Rules

Relating to Bail Enforcement.  Referred to Judiciary 17FEB16

ID

SB1345

State Affairs

Relating to Soliciting.  Filed for 3rd Reading.  24FEB16

IN

HB 1129

Wesco

Provides that a defendant’s bond will be automatically forfeited if a defendant fails to appear unless the court orders otherwise.  Criminal Code 7JAN16

IN

HB 1351

Frizzell

Provides a bail bond can be posted in lieu of cash deposit.  Courts and Criminal Codes 12JAN16

IN

SB 155

Steele

Requires a court to release a defendant whose most serious charge is a misdemeanor or Level 6 felony on the defendant’s own recognizance with preclusions.

KS

H 2056

Corrections

Licensure of bail enforcement agents by the attorney general.  Corrections and Juvenile Justice 12MAR15

KS

H 2141

Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice

Licensure of bail enforcement agents by the attorney general.  Corrections and Juvenile Justice 27JAN15

KS

S 90

Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice

Licensure of bail enforcement agents by the attorney general.  Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Amend/subst. 11FEB15

MA

HB 3830

Puppolo

Regarding release on personal recognizance or unsecured bond.  Requires petition to be filed for a bail review. JJU 13JAN16

MD

HB678

Branch

Exempts bail bond and or immigration from not requiring special conditions and facts on an application.  Hearing 18FEB16

MD

HB1046

Dumais

Requiring a judicial office to order the pretrial releae of a person charged with a crime n personal recognizance, on nonfinancial conditions…Judiciary 01MAR16

MD

SB470

Reilly

Altering the prohibition against a surety insurer inquiring about specific information in connection with an application for a bail bond or an immigration bond.  Finance 16FEB16

MD

SB 911

Feldman

Proposes to set a minimum premium down payment of 35% on bail bonds to be paid within 15 months. Senate Hearing 15MAR16

MD

SB603

Pugh

Prohibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant charged with a specified crime if the defendant has previously been convicted of a crime of violence.  Judiciary 24FEB16

MO

HB 2454

Roeber

Prohibits a bail bond or surety recovery agent from entering certain health care facilities to apprehend patient or resident.  2nd Reading 03FEB16

MS

HB 190

Chism

Bail agents; create electronic bondsmen registry, bail bond database and revise qualification bond.  Insurance 08FE16

MT

S 223

Vance

Revision of bail laws.  Surety company may not arrest defendant prior to forfeiture declaration if defendant owes surety a debt. Time certain changed from 90 to 180 days.  Tabled in House Judiciary 13MAR15

NC

H 641

Reives

Revises the statutes governing Bail agents by clarifying the statutes on return of premium (within 72 hours, if principal is surrendered early), arrest orders (for pre-forfeiture surrender), and appointment of surety bondsmen (previous carrier must release agent re fiscal obligations), by broadening pool of CE providers and by making various other changes to the bail agent laws.  Amended/subst. 27APR15

NC

S 508

Randelman

Limit of 36 months for liability of bond.  Forfeiture defenses. Suspension of ability to write for Failure to pay forfeiture judgment.  Passed Senate 29APR15

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.  Passed House Amended/subst. 23APR15

NH

H 573

Therberge

The commissioner of safety may issue an individual license to a person licensed as a private investigator, bail enforcement agent or security guard and authorize endorsements on the license and identification card showing multiple licensure.  40hr training session required.  Introduced 08JAN15

NJ

A 150

Tucker

Establishes judicial presumption in favor of 10 percent bail option in lieu of bail bond issued for repeat criminal offenders. Judiciary 27JAN16

NJ

A 294

DeCroce

Requires 10 percent bail, prohibits installment payments.  Judiciary 27JAN16

NJ

A 683

Munoz

Requires bail agencies to collect at least 10 percent of bail bond amount.  Judiciary 27JAN16

NJ

A 1596

Rumana

Expands list of crimes  with bail restriction to include gun related crimes with mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment under Graves Act.  Law and Public Safety. 27JAN16

NJ

A 2007

Green

Restricts bail options for second and subsequent offenses occurring while released.  Judiciary 27JAN16

NJ

S 851

Stack

Restricts bail for persons charged with violent crimes; establishes bail alternatives for non-violent offenders.  Judiciary 12JAN16

NM

HJR 13

Adkins

Provides for a vote at next general election for amendment to NM constitution to allow for pretrial detention by a court of record, if defendant deemed likely to FTA or present danger to public.  From House Regulatory and Public Affairs 25JAN15

NM

SJR 1

Wirth

Allows for vote for amendment of NM constitution to facilitate pretrial detention. Passed 18FEB16

NY

A 69

Simanowitz

Authorizes detention when a defendant presents a clear and convincing likelihood of danger to society, the community or any person. Referred to codes 06JAN16

NY

A 1700

Montesano

EBT card not to be used for bail.  Codes 12JAN15

NY

A 1754

Crouch

Lenient bail (and sentencing) determinations. Court may revoke or fix bail to be sufficient.  Codes 6JAN16

NY

A 1755

Zebowski

Requires court review of domestic violence bail applications.  Codes 6JAN16

NY

A 3284

Aubry

Requires a criminal court to release a defendant charged with certain offenses involving marijuana on OR in contemplation of dismissal.  Codes 22JAN15

NY

A 3798

Tenney

The power of courts to deny orders of recognizance or bail where the defendant poses a risk of danger to the community.  Codes 6JAN16

NY

A 3865

Wright

Does not permit a defendant to remain at liberty on bail pursuant to a subsequent felony charge.  Exception in some cases.  Codes 26JAN15

NY

A 4008

Tenny

Permits diversion program for alcohol and substance abuse offenders.  Codes 18JAN15

NY

A 4209

Titus

Courts to exonerate bail and order recognizance when no grand jury action has occurred for 45 days from arraignment, except for good cause.  Codes 6JAN16

NY

A 6255

Rosenthal

Prohibits removal from the judicial diversion program of defendants with opioid addictions.  Codes 25MAR15

NY

A 6775

Paulin

To amend the criminal procedure law,  in relation to factors for the issuance of an order of recognizance or bail. Codes 06JAN16

NY

A 7028

Lenthol

Revises the procedures regulating the release of persons charged with criminal offenses pending trial. Considers not only (1) likelihood of appearance but (2) safety to public.  6JAN15

NY

A 8551

O’Donnell

To amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to requiring criminal defendants to be interviewed by a pretrial services agent and providing for the consideration of recommendations of such agent by the court prior to the issuance of securing orders, and establishing a presumption of release on own recognizance.  Codes 06JAN16

NY

S 839

Robach

For crimes involving domestic violence, amends the criminal procedure in relation to certain factors when determining recognizance or bail.  Codes 06JAN15

NY

A 4516

Clark

Person arrested for domestic violence forfeit bail when violating an order of protection. Codes 03FEB15

NY

S 3183

Stavisky

Requires court review of domestic violence bail applications.  Codes 03FEB15

NY

S 3824

Venditto

Amends general business law, re licenses for private investigators, bail enforcement agents and watch, guard or patrol agencies.  Codes Amended/subst. 08JUN15

NY

S1901

Bonacic

Allows authorized court to assign pretrial offenders to diversion program for alcohol and substance abuse.  Codes 15JAN15

NY

S 4239

Murphy

Prohibits removal from the judicial diversion program of defendants with opioid addictions.  Codes Amended/subst. 18MAY15

NY

S 5167

Nozzolio

Revises the procedures regulating the release of persons charged with criminal offenses pending trial.  Considers not only (1) likelihood of appearance but (2) safety to public.  Codes 06JAN16

NY

S 6061

 

 

 

 

Gianaris

Eliminates bail. Requires an independent pretrial services agent to make recommendations to the court prior to the issuance of a securing order for a criminal defendant.  Prohibits setting bail to secure attendance of a defendant at future court proceedings; establishes a preference for release on the defendant's own recognizance or release subject to conditions established by the court.  Codes 06JAN16

NY

S 6071

Griffon

SNAP benefits cannot be used for bail (among other things.)  Social Services 06JAN16

OK

H 2922

Kirby

Bail bonds; clarifying certain investigation requirement; 11FEB16

OK

S 952

Paddack

Professional licensing; bond enforcement; modifying allowances and inclusions. Public Safety 02FEB16

OK

S 976

Allen

Multicounty agent bondsmen; requiring certain actions; changing ratio of deposits for failure to comply.  Business  and Commerce 02FEB16

OK

S 1331

Sparks

Multicounty agent bondsmen; qualifications for licensure; record keeping; apprehension.  4FEB16

OK

S 1492

Shortey

Bail bondsmen; modifying applicability of certain provisions.  Business and Commerce 3FEB16

OR

H 2900

Judiciary

Regulation of commercial bail industry.  Judiciary 02FEB15

PA

H 123

Delozier

Regulation of bail.  Cash bail can be used for restitution.  Judiciary 21JAN15

PA

H 367

Cutler

Re bonds and recognizances, amending provisions relating to professional bondsmen and providing for authorization to conduct business within each county, for forfeited undertaking and for private cause of action. Eliminates property writers. Suspends/non-renewal of license for nonpayment of forfeitures. Adds forfeiture provisions.  Enacted as S397

PA

S 213

Greenleaf

Regulating bail bond enforcement agents; requiring licensure and registration; and providing for penalties. Notification requirements.  Judiciary 20JAN15

PA

S 363

White

General bill amending judicial procedures, some of which treats of bail. In bonds and recognizances: further providing for definitions, for registration and licensure required, for suspension or revocation of license and for statements by fidelity or surety companies.  Judiciary 30JAN15

TN

HB 1427 (SB 2576)

White

Requires law enforcement officers to do NCIC criminal records check upon each arrest.  Procedure for bail revocation hearing for denial of bail based on criminal act while on bail; requires special bail conditions if person has prior alcohol related prior offenses. Criminal Justice 23FEB16

TN

HB 1516 (SB 1829)

Faison

Allows convicted felons whose rights have been restored to be a licensed bondsmen.  Crm Justice 19JAN16

TN

HB 1867 (SB 1788)

Farmer

Bail, Bail Bonds - As introduced, authorizes a professional bondsman or agent of an insurance company to assess the same premium renewal fees for defendants who are not Tennessee residents as for those who are Tennessee residents after the first 12 months of a bond; authorizes a professional bondsman or agent to accept fees in equal installments and to seek indemnification, in certain instances. - Amends TCA Section 40-11-151 and Section 40-11-316.  Placed on Calendar for 22FEB16

TN

HB 1953 (SB 1891)

Hazlewood

Criminal Procedure – releases a surety on a forfeited bail bond when the defendant is arrested on a capias and the bond was forfeited after the defendant did not comply with conditions of bond.  Criminal Justice 27JAN16

TN

HB 2448 (SB 2631)

Towns

Removes convicted feons from those persons or classes prohibited from being bail bondsmen.

UT

HB 297

Hutchings

This bill modifies the Utah Code of Criminal Procedure regarding bail bonds. House Business and Labor Committee 16FEB16

UT

SB 202

Hillyard

Pre-trial Release.  Senate Judiciary.  Placed on 2nd Reading Calendar 25FEB16

UT

SB 105

Mayne

This bill modifies the Utah Code of Criminal Procedure regarding bail bonds. House Comm – Favorable Recommendation 12FEB16

VA

HB 776

Gilbert

Provides that a person may be released into the custody of pretrial services agency for specific reasons including indecency.  Voice vote 1FEB16

VA

HB 1246

Wilt

Addresses solicitation of business and penalty for violations.  Voice vote 01FEB16

VA

HB 1304

Landes

Addresses when a bail bond is discharged.  Voice vote 01FEB16

VA

SB 285

McEAchin

Bail appeal; presumption against bail.  Courts of Justice Com. 05FEB16

VT

H 221

Burke

Criminal justice reform bill including amendment of conditions of pretrial release to permit monetary bail only in cases where a court finds the defendant is a flight risk.  Judiciary 17FEB15

VT

S 171 !

Sears

An act relating to the eligibility for pretrial risk assessment and needs screening.  Unfinished business/Third Reading 11FEB16

WA

H 1022

Appleton

Prohibits general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements with clients.  From Public Safety Hearing.  Law & Justice 18FEB16

WA

H 1312

Goodman

Where a defendant is in custody beyond the jurisdiction of the court that ordered the bail forfeited, and the prosecuting agency elects not to seek extradition, the court must vacate the forfeiture and exonerate the bond.  Rules 02FEB16

WA

SB 6556

Padden

Concerning the use of surety treatment bonds.  Passed Rules 05FEB16

Contributions to the 2016 Legislative Log are largely made by American Bail Coalition Surety & Fidelity Association.