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HB 967: Determining Bail

GENERAL BILL by Alexander ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Williams

Determining Bail; Specifies purpose of bail; creates presumption for release of arrested individuals awaiting trial; requires release of individuals if no substantial risk of flight or harm; authorizes reasonable nonmonetary bail conditions; requires consideration of certain factors when determining whether to release defendant; removes prohibition of release on nonmonetary conditions under certain supervision; prohibits court from granting pretrial release for person charged with dangerous crime; revises list of offenses that are deemed to be dangerous crimes; specifies that state must show need for pretrial detention by certain standard of evidence; requires written findings & conclusion.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/11/2017 House • Filed
12/20/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 84
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 84
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee