SB 63, Bail; Unsecured Release

Municipal Impact
Position
Evaluating
GMA Contact
Rusi Patel, (678) 686-6210
Bill Sponsor

Sen. Randy Robertson
District 29

This legislation would prohibit judges from mandating the release of an accused on an unsecured judicial release before appearing before a judge except when the crime accused of provides for no confinement or the offense is for providing alcohol to a minor. The would only include having a secured release, meaning posting a cash bond, posting a bond via a professional bondsman, or posting a bond secured by property approved by the sheriff. The legislation would apply these same prohibitions on unsecured release to persons accused of misdemeanor offenses that are not arrests of a licensed driver. 

Last Updated: 2/10/2023
Subject Area: Municipal Courts | Public Safety |
Resources: bill text
BILL STATUS
2/6/2024 - Passed House

Votes

2/6/2024 House Vote #429 Yea - 97 Nay - 69 Not Voting - 4 Excused - 10
2/1/2024 Senate Vote #464 Yea - 30 Nay - 17 Not Voting - 4 Excused - 5
3/29/2023 House Vote #340 Yea - 76 Nay - 100 Not Voting - 3 Excused - 1
3/29/2023 House Vote #339 Yea - 95 Nay - 81 Not Voting - 1 Excused - 3
2/23/2023 Senate Vote #75 Yea - 31 Nay - 23 Not Voting - 1 Excused - 1
2/23/2023 Senate Vote #74 Yea - 23 Nay - 31 Not Voting - 1 Excused - 1

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