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CS/HB 361: Bail Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Santiago

Bail Bonds; Revises legislative intent; revises commitments & obligations of bail bond agent; revises circumstances ensured by surety bond & that constitute breach by agent; requires anyone charging fee to post bail bond must be licensed; revises circumstances for which surety bond must be forfeited; revises circumstances requiring discharging forfeiture; clarifies amount of forfeiture to be remitted; specifies certain provisions concerning cancellation of bond do not apply if bond forfeited within specified period; provides original appearance bond does not guarantee placement in court-ordered program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 3/23/2017 House - On Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 03/27/17, 12:30 pm, Sumner Hall
Location: On agenda (IBS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/23/2017 House • Filed
2/6/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 56
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 56
3/13/2017 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 03/15/17, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/15/2017 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 383
3/16/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 378
3/20/2017 House • Now in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee -HJ 394
3/23/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 03/27/17, 12:30 pm, Sumner Hall