SB307 SFAT Cookman 3-14

Morton 7992


    Senator Cookman moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Enr. Com. Sub. For Senate Bill No. 307--AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §51-10-5a; to amend and reenact §62-11C-5 and §62-11C-7 of said code; 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 pretrial management of persons charged with committing a crime; clarifying bonding fees for persons charged with a crime; establishing minimum fees for bail bonds; setting schedule for payment of bail bond fees; requiring written prenumbered receipts for bail bond fees; establishing content requirements for bail bond receipts; requiring bail bondsmen to maintain receipt records for not less than five years; requiring courts to notify bondsmen within twenty-four hours if bond is to be forfeited; 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.