Introduced by: Clinton L. Jenkins | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Bail; data collection and reporting standards; report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to (i) collect data relating to bail determinations for any person who is held in custody pending trial or hearing for an offense, civil or criminal contempt or otherwise, in every locality; (ii) create a uniform reporting mechanism for criminal justice agencies to submit such data; and (iii) submit an annual report on the data collected to the Governor and the General Assembly, as well as publish the annual report on the Department’s website. The bill also provides that the law addressing bail is to be construed so as to give effect to a general presumption in favor of release pretrial. The bill also requires the Department to report to the House Committee for Courts o