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2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure
Sponsored By:
Delegates K. Kelly, Anderson, Cluster, Dumais, Hough, Mitchell, Parrott, Simmons, and Valentino-Smith
Criminal Procedure - Bail Bonds - Cash Bail


Authorizing in circuit courts and in the District Court "cash bail" or "cash bond" to be posted in the form of cash, surety bond, or property bond by the defendant or by a private surety acting for the defendant; requiring "cash bail" or "cash bond" to be posted by the defendant only, unless the order setting bail expressly provides otherwise, in cases involving a defendant's failure to pay support to specified individuals; and providing for the repeal of laws inconsistent with the Act.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Michael J. Hough, District 3B
Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., District 44
Delegate Neil Parrott, District 2B
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, District 23A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Bonds -see also- County & Baltimore City Bonds; State Bonds.
Circuit Courts
District Courts
Pretrial Detention or Release
Support of Dependents -see also- Alimony

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Procedure
( 5-203 , 5-205 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
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