January 11, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
January 20, 2010, reported _ Do Pass.
January 21, 2010
Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1234
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
criminal law and procedure.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 35-33-8-3.2; (10)HB1234.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 35-33-8-3.2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.111-2009,
SECTION 7, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 3.2. (a) A court may admit a defendant to bail and
impose any of the following conditions to assure the defendant's
appearance at any stage of the legal proceedings, or, upon a showing
of clear and convincing evidence that the defendant poses a risk of
physical danger to another person or the community, to assure the
public's physical safety:
(1) Require the defendant to:
(A) execute a bail bond with sufficient solvent sureties;
(B) deposit cash or securities in an amount equal to the bail;
(C) execute a bond secured by real estate in the county, where
thirty-three hundredths (0.33) of the true tax value less
encumbrances is at least equal to the amount of the bail;
(D) post a real estate bond; or
(E) perform any combination of the requirements described in
clauses (A) through (D).
If the court requires the defendant to deposit cash or cash and
another form of security as bail, the court may require the
defendant and each person who makes the deposit on behalf of the
defendant to execute an agreement that allows the court to retain
all or a part of the cash to pay publicly paid costs of
representation and fines, costs, fees, and restitution that the court
may order the defendant to pay if the defendant is convicted. The
defendant must also pay the fee required by subsection (d).
(2) Require the defendant to execute:
(A) a bail bond by depositing cash or securities with the clerk
of the court in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of
the bail; and
(B) an agreement that allows the court to retain all or a part of
the cash or securities to pay fines, costs, fees, and restitution
that the court may order the defendant to pay if the defendant
A portion of the deposit, not to exceed ten percent (10%) of the
monetary value of the deposit or fifty dollars ($50), whichever is
the lesser amount, may be retained as an administrative fee. The
clerk shall also retain from the deposit under this subdivision
fines, costs, fees, and restitution as ordered by the court, publicly
paid costs of representation that shall be disposed of in
accordance with subsection (b), and the fee required by
subsection (d). In the event of the posting of a real estate bond,
the bond shall be used only to insure the presence of the
defendant at any stage of the legal proceedings, but shall not be
foreclosed for the payment of fines, costs, fees, or restitution. The
individual posting bail for the defendant or the defendant
admitted to bail under this subdivision must be notified by the
sheriff, court, or clerk that the defendant's deposit may be
forfeited under section 7 of this chapter or retained under
(3) Impose reasonable restrictions on the activities, movements,
associations, and residence of the defendant during the period of
(4) Except as provided in section 3.6 of this chapter,
defendant to refrain from any direct or indirect contact with an
individual and, if the defendant has been charged with an offense
under IC 35-46-3, any animal belonging to the individual,
including if the defendant has not been released from lawful
(5) Place the defendant under the reasonable supervision of a
probation officer, pretrial services agency, or other appropriate
public official. If the court places the defendant under the
supervision of a probation officer or pretrial services agency, the
court shall determine whether the defendant must pay the pretrial
services fee under section 3.3 of this chapter.
(6) Release the defendant into the care of a qualified person or
organization responsible for supervising the defendant and
assisting the defendant in appearing in court. The supervisor shall
maintain reasonable contact with the defendant in order to assist
the defendant in making arrangements to appear in court and,
where appropriate, shall accompany the defendant to court. The
supervisor need not be financially responsible for the defendant.
(7) Release the defendant on personal recognizance unless:
(A) the state presents evidence relevant to a risk by the
(i) of nonappearance; or
(ii) to the physical safety of the public; and
(B) the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the
(8) Require a defendant charged with an offense under IC 35-46-3
to refrain from owning, harboring, or training an animal.
(9) Impose any other reasonable restrictions designed to assure
the defendant's presence in court or the physical safety of another
person or the community.
(b) Within thirty (30) days after disposition of the charges against
the defendant, the court that admitted the defendant to bail shall order
the clerk to remit the amount of the deposit remaining under subsection
(a)(2) to the defendant. The portion of the deposit that is not remitted
to the defendant shall be deposited by the clerk in the supplemental
public defender services fund established under IC 33-40-3.
(c) For purposes of subsection (b), "disposition" occurs when the
indictment or information is dismissed or the defendant is acquitted or
convicted of the charges.
(d) Except as provided in subsection (e), the clerk of the court shall:
(1) collect a fee of five dollars ($5) from each bond or deposit
required under subsection (a)(1); and
(2) retain a fee of five dollars ($5) from each deposit under
The clerk of the court shall semiannually remit the fees collected under
this subsection to the board of trustees of the public employees'
retirement fund for deposit in the special death benefit fund. The fee
required by subdivision (2) is in addition to the administrative fee
retained under subsection (a)(2).
(e) With the approval of the clerk of the court, the county sheriff
may collect the bail posted under this section. The county sheriff shall
remit the bail to the clerk of the court by the following business day
and remit monthly the five dollar ($5) special death benefit fee to the
(f) When a court imposes a condition of bail described in subsection
(1) the clerk of the court shall comply with IC 5-2-9; and
(2) the prosecuting attorney shall file a confidential form
prescribed or approved by the division of state court
administration with the clerk.