SB307 SFAT Unger 3-8
Senator Unger moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 307--A Bill to amend and reenact §51-10-1, §51-10-2, §51-10-3, §51-10-4, §51-10-5, §51-10-6, §51-10-7, §51-10-8, §51-10-9 and §51-10-10; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §51-10-5a,to amend and reenact §62-11C-5 and §62-11C-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §62-11F-1, §62-11F-2, §62-11F-3, §62-11F-4 and §62-11F-5, all relating to the disposition of persons charged with committing a crime; regulating bail bondsmen in criminal cases; prohibiting certain conduct by bail bondsmen; regulating fees charged by bail bondsmen; requiring the posting of the names of licensed bail bondsmen; authorizing the Commissioner of the West Virginia Insurance Commission to regulate bail bondsmen; authorizing the Insurance Commissioner to proposed legislative rules; updating penalties for violations; establishing an internal effective date for bail bondsman compliance; requiring judges and magistrates to enforce the provisions of law related to the regulation of bail bondsmen; authorizing pretrial release programs; permitting certain fees to be assessed to county commissions; permitting certain fees to be assessed to persons on pretrial release upon subsequent conviction; stating applicability of pretrial release programs; establishing guidelines for pretrial release programs; providing for potential funding sources; requiring community pretrial committees to recommend release of certain persons facing criminal charges who are in regional jails prior to adjudication; setting forth the duties of pretrial release programs; clarifying that a circuit judge or a magistrate may impose a secured bond on participants in pretrial release programs; and removing “day fine programs” from the list of authorized community corrections programs.