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CS/HB 731: Bail Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Santiago

Bail Bonds; Revises legislative intent concerning obligations of bail bond agent; specifies that failure to appear requires bond & bonds or money deposited as bail to be forfeited; revises circumstances that require forfeiture to be discharged; revises amount of forfeiture to be remitted under different specified conditions; specifies that certain provisions concerning cancellation of bond do not apply if bond is forfeited within specified period after it has been posted; provides that original appearance bond does not guarantee placement in any court-ordered program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Regulatory Affairs Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/19/2015 House • Filed
12/10/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 64
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 64
2/1/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 02/03/16, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/3/2016 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -HJ 400
2/5/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 397
2/8/2016 House • Original reference(s) removed: Insurance and Banking Subcommittee
• CS referred to Regulatory Affairs Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 405
• Now in Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 405
3/11/2016 House • Died in Regulatory Affairs Committee