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Senate Bill 0390


Senate Bill 0390

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Bail. Provides that an undertaking for bail expires 36 months after the undertaking is posted for the release of a defendant from custody if: (1) the defendant fails to appear as required; and (2) the court fails to make an adjudication concerning the defendant, including refusing to extradite the defendant; during the 36 month period. Requires sureties and bail agents to establish and maintain electronic mail addresses after August 1, 2009. Provides that if a defendant does not appear as provided in a bond and the court orders the bail agent and the surety to surrender the defendant to the court, the clerk may send notice of the order by electronic mail to the bail agent and surety. Reduces the amount of time a surety and bail agent have to produce the defendant or provide a valid reason for the defendant's failure to appear. Reduces the time used to assess late surrender fees against a surety and bail agent. Provides that the court retains late surrender fees instead of the fees being deposited in police pension trust funds and county extradition funds. Specifies that the retained fees must be used by a court to defray the costs of operating the court, including the costs of extraditing criminal defendants and operating diversion programs. Repeals the law establishing county extradition funds.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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