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House Bill 1899


House Bill 1899

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB 1899 (Updated March 4, 2003 5:42 PM - DI 106)


Bail and bail procedure. Specifies that a bail bond may be written only by an insurer. Provides that if a defendant is charged with a misdemeanor and is a resident of Indiana, the court may require the defendant to execute a bail bond by depositing cash or securities in an amount not less than 10% of the bail. Provides that if a defendant is charged with a felony or is not a resident of Indiana, the court may require the defendant to: (1) execute a bond secured by real estate; or (2) execute a bail bond by depositing cash or securities in an amount not less than 25% of the bail. Requires a defendant admitted to bail to pay a $20 fee. Requires: (1) 50% of the fees to be deposited in a county's supplemental public defender services fund; and (2) 50% of the fees to be deposited in a county's general fund and credited to a county jail improvement account. Allows a county to use money in the account only for the operation, construction, repair, remodeling, and enlarging of a county jail. Establishes a procedure for the forfeiture of bail bonds and cash and securities used as bail. Requires a clerk to send a notice of judgment not later than 45 days after the forfeiture. Provides that amounts collected for a forfeited bail bond or for forfeited cash or securities must be deposited in the common school fund after certain amounts are deducted. Provides that certain persons are not eligible to post bail by depositing cash or securities.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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