Bill Summary for S 316 (2013-2014)

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Mar 28 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 316 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION EXISTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT A PERSON CHARGED WITH A FELONY OR CLASS A1 MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE INVOLVING THE ILLEGAL USE, POSSESSION, OR DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED PRIOR TO TRIAL, AND TO AMEND CERTAIN BOND PROVISIONS.
Intro. by McKissick, Woodard.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends GS 15A-534 regardingprocedures for determining the conditions of pretrial release.Increases the amount of a secured appearance bond to a minimum of $1,000 (was, $500) for a defendant who has failed to appear on one or more occasions and no bond has yet been required for the charges.

Directs the judicial official to require the execution of a secured appearance bond that is at least double the amount of the most recent previous secured or unsecured bond when theconditions of pretrial release are being determined for a defendant who is (1) charged with an offenseand (2) currently on pretrial release for a previous offense.However, provides that if no bond has yet been required for the charges, then the secured appearance bond is to be set at a minimum of $1,000.

Makes conforming changes to the act's title.

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