assembly Bill A2726

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "bail elimination act of 2019"; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 25, 2019 referred to codes


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A2726 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld Art 520, §530.60, §500.10 subs 7 - 19, amd CP L, generally, rpld Art 68, Ins L; amd §216, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8551
2017-2018: A5033

A2726 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "bail elimination act of 2019"; creates provisions for pretrial detention.

A2726 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 25, 2019

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL,  LUPARDO,  JAFFEE, ORTIZ, D'URSO,
  SON, HUNTER, WEPRIN, EPSTEIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  SIMON
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the criminal procedure law and the judiciary law, in
  relation to enacting the "bail elimination act of 2019"; and to repeal
  certain provisions of the criminal procedure law and the insurance law
  relating to the posting of bail


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "bail elimination act of 2019".
  § 2. Subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of section 500.10 of  the  criminal
procedure  law are amended and a new subdivision 3-a is added to read as
  1. "Principal" means a defendant in a criminal action  or  proceeding,
or  a person adjudged a material witness therein, or any other person so
involved therein that [he] THE PRINCIPAL may  by  law  be  compelled  to
appear  before  a  court  for  the purpose of having such court exercise
control over [his] THE PRINCIPAL'S person to secure  [his]  THE  PRINCI-
PAL'S  future  attendance at the action or proceeding when required, and
who in fact either is before the court for  such  purpose  or  has  been
before it and been subjected to such control.
  2.  "Release  on  own  recognizance."  A court releases a principal on
[his] THE PRINCIPAL'S own recognizance  when,  having  acquired  control
over  [his] THE PRINCIPAL'S person, it permits [him] THE PRINCIPAL to be
at liberty during the pendency of  the  criminal  action  or  proceeding
involved  upon  condition  that  [he]  THE PRINCIPAL will appear thereat
whenever [his] THE PRINCIPAL'S attendance may be required  and  will  at
all  times  render  [himself]  THE  PRINCIPAL amenable to the orders and
processes of the court.

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


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