Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/25/1994 03:30 PM FIN

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  SB 350    An  Act  relating to  a  defendant's violation  of                 
            conditions  of  release;   and  providing  for  an                 
            effective date.                                                    
                                                                               
            SB  350 was reported  out of Committee  with a "do                 
            pass" recommendation and with a fiscal note by the                 
            Department of  Corrections dated 3/09/94  and zero                 
            fiscal  notes  by  the  Department  of  Law  dated                 
            3/09/94,  the  Department of  Public  Safety dated                 
            3/09/94 and the Department of Administration dated                 
            3/09/94.                                                           
  SENATE BILL 350                                                              
                                                                               
       "An  Act  relating  to   a  defendant's  violation   of                 
       conditions  of release; and  providing for an effective                 
       date."                                                                  
                                                                               
  Representative Brown  asked which  crimes and  circumstances                 
  would give police  the ability to make  warrantless arrests.                 
  Co-Chair MacLean  replied that  the bill  would give  police                 
  that  authority  when  an  offender  had been  convicted  of                 
  stalking, assault, sexual assault or other domestic violence                 
  crimes and in the  act of violating the terms  of release by                 
  hassling a victim.                                                           
                                                                               
  MARGO KNUTH, ASSISTANT ATTORNEY  GENERAL, CRIMINAL DIVISION,                 
  DEPARTMENT OF LAW,  clarified that  the warrantless  arrests                 
  could  be  made   for  a   violation  of  bail   conditions.                 
  Currently, the  police have  the authority  to make  arrests                 
  without  a  warrant   for  all  felonies  and   for  certain                 
  misdemeanors  particularly  domestic  violence  and  certain                 
  assault.   She continued that the legislation  would allow a                 
  warrantless arrest for  the violation of bail  conditions in                 
  those same cases.                                                            
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean  MOVED to report  SB 350  out of  Committee                 
  with  individual recommendations  and with  the accompanying                 
  fiscal notes.  There being NO OBJECTIONS, it was so ordered.                 
                                                                               
  SB  350  was reported  out  of  Committee with  a  "do pass"                 
  recommendation and with  a fiscal note  by he Department  of                 
  Corrections dated  3/09/94, and the zero fiscal notes by the                 
  Department of Law  dated 3/09/94,  the Department of  Public                 
  Safety dated  3/09/94 and  the Department  of Administration                 
                                                                               
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  dated 3/09/94.                                                               

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