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House Bill 1311

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL

Bail procedure. Specifies that a court may require a defendant to execute bail bonds 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 bail 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 fee to be deposited in a county's supplemental public defender services fund; and (2) 50% of the fee to be credited to a county jail improvement account in the county general fund. Establishes a procedure for the default of bail bonds and cash and securities used as bail. Provides that certain persons are not eligible to post bail by depositing cash or securities.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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