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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Summons to appear. Requires a local or regional advisory council to determine and compile a list of which Class B and Class C misdemeanor offenses would qualify as an offense for which a local law enforcement officer may issue a summons and promise to appear in lieu of arresting a person. Provides that the summons must: (1) include only a misdemeanor offense approved by a local or regional advisory council located in the officer's jurisdiction; and (2) set forth substantially the nature of the offense and direct the person to appear before a court at a stated place and time. Summons to appear. Requires a local or regional advisory council to determine and compile a list of which Class B and Class C misdemeanor offenses would qualify as an offense for which a local law enforcement officer may issue a summons and promise to appear in lieu of arresting a person. Provides that the summons must: (1) include only a misdemeanor offense approved by a local or regional advisory council located in the officer's jurisdiction; and (2) set forth substantially the nature of the offense and direct the person to appear before a court at a stated place and time. Provides that, a law enforcement officer may not issue a summons if the person has committed a violent misdemeanor offense that involves a victim or a weapon or if the person has committed an offense involving the impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Provides that if the person summoned fails without good cause to appear as commanded by the summons and the court has determined that there is probable cause to believe that a crime (other than a failure to appear) has been committed, the court shall issue a warrant of arrest. ... View more