Bill Summary for H 27 (2021)

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Aug 24 2021

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House Bill 27 (Public) Filed Thursday, January 28, 2021
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT ALL MAGISTRATES RECEIVE THE EDUCATION NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE DUTY OF A MAGISTRATE.
Intro. by Clampitt.

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Senate committee substitute adds the following content to the 3rd edition.

Amends GS 15A-534 to no longer mandate judicial officials to require a defendant to execute a secured appearance bond when imposing house arrest with electronic monitoring as a condition of pretrial release. Additionally, no longer mandates a judicial official to require a defendant who has failed to appear on one or more prior occasions to answer the charge(s) to which pretrial conditions apply to execute a secured appearance bond in an amount at least double the amount of the most recent previous secured or unsecured bond, or $1,000 if no bond has been required of the charges. Instead, requires the judicial official to impose conditions of pretrial release provided by the statute, which includes imposing restrictions on travel, associations, conduct, or place of abode of the defendant. Effective December 1, 2021, and applies to conditions of pretrial release imposed on or after that date. Makes clarifying changes to the act's effective date provisions. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.