senate Bill S8146

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits for-profit bail bond business; repealer

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Apr 09, 2018 referred to codes


S8146 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§520.10, 500.10 & 520.30, rpld §500.10 sub 16, CP L; amd Art 68 Art Head, rpld §§6801, 6802, 6803 & 6804, ren §6805 to be §6801, Ins L; amd Gen Bus L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S220, A4931
2021-2022: A4910

S8146 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits any person, partnership, or corporation from engaging in the for-profit bail bond business.

S8146 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8146 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 9, 2018

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, the insurance  law  and  the
  general  business  law, in relation to prohibiting the bail bond busi-
  ness; and to repeal certain provisions of such laws, relating thereto


  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 520.10 of the criminal procedure
law, paragraph (i) as amended by chapter 457 of the  laws  of  2005,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. The only authorized forms of bail are the following:
  (a) Cash bail.
  (b) [An insurance company bail bond.
  (c)] A secured surety bond.
  [(d)] (C) A secured appearance bond.
  [(e)] (D) A partially secured surety bond.
  [(f)] (E) A partially secured appearance bond.
  [(g)] (F) An unsecured surety bond.
  [(h)] (G) An unsecured appearance bond.
  [(i)]  (H)  Credit  card  or  similar  device; provided, however, that
notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person posting  bail  by
credit  card  or similar device also may be required to pay a reasonable
administrative fee. The amount of such administrative fee and  the  time
and  manner of its payment shall be in accordance with the system estab-
lished pursuant to subdivision four of section 150.30 of this chapter or
paragraph (j) of subdivision two of section two hundred  twelve  of  the
judiciary law, as appropriate.
  § 2. Subdivision 16 of section 500.10 of the criminal procedure law is
REPEALED  and subdivisions 17, 18, 19 and 20 are renumbered subdivisions
16, 17, 18 and 19.
  § 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 520.30 of the  criminal
procedure law, as amended by chapter 384 of the laws of 1984, is amended
to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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