IN SB0373 | 2014 | Regular Session


Status: Introduced on January 14 2014 - 25% progress, died in committee
Action: 2014-01-14 - First Reading: Referred to Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Provides that a court may admit a defendant to bail by establishing the bail amount and requiring the defendant to execute a bail bond by selecting one of the following options: (1) Executing a cash bond by depositing cash or securities or by making a payment by credit card in an amount that equals 100% of the bail amount. (2) Executing a surety bond executed by a bail agent representing a sufficient solvent surety insurance company authorized to underwrite bail bonds in Indiana and the county where approved in an amount equal to the bail amount. (3) Executing a deposit bond by depositing at least 10% of the amount of the bail with a sufficient insurer who has been a resident of the state and county where the bond is executed for at least one year, and has affirmed that the insurer has unencumbered assets equal to the bail amount. (4) Executing a real estate bond secured by real estate in the county where the bond will be executed, if 33% of the true tax value minus encumbrances is at least equal to the amount of the bail. Provides that: (1) the court shall inform the defendant, or a person making a deposit on behalf of the defendant, that the defendant or the person may enter into an agreement to allow the court to retain all or a part of the bail to pay publicly paid costs of representation and fines, costs, fees, and restitution that the court may order the defendant to pay if the defendant is convicted; and (2) if the defendant or person making a deposit on behalf of the person chooses to enter into the agreement, the court shall require the defendant and each person who makes the deposit on behalf of the defendant to execute the agreement. Repeals and replaces the law concerning forms used in recognizances for the appearance of prisoners. Repeals and replaces the law

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Bail and bail procedures.



2014-01-14SenateFirst Reading: Referred to Judiciary
2014-01-13SenateAuthored by Senator Taylor.

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