2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 690
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hough, Afzali, Cluster, DeBoy, Eckardt, Glass, Haddaway-Riccio, K. Kelly, Krebs, McComas, McDermott, Parrott, Schuh, Schulz, Simmons, and Stocksdale
Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Restrictions


Prohibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant who is charged with specified crimes; providing that a judge may authorize the pretrial release of a specified defendant on specified conditions and cash bail, a corporate surety bond, or a specified property bond; and creating a rebuttable presumption that a specified defendant will flee and pose a danger to another person or the community.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Michael J. Hough, District 3B
Delegate Kathy Afzali, District 4A
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Glen Glass, District 34A
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, District 37B
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Michael A. McDermott, District 38B
Delegate Neil Parrott, District 2B
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Kelly Schulz, District 4A
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Bonds -see also- County & Baltimore City Bonds; State Bonds.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
District Courts
Pretrial Detention or Release

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Procedure
( 5-202 )


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
Committee Votes :