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HB1147: Bail Provisions For Undocumented Persons

Criminal Justice | Immigrants’ Rights
Bill Number: HB1147
Year: 2009
ACLU Position: Active Oppose
Sponsors: Rep Gardner; Sen. Mitchell

Description:

In a hearing to determine whether to grant bail, creates a rebuttable presumption that the public would be put in significant peril if the accused person is released on bail when the accused person is illegally present in the United States. When the court considers the amount of bail and appropriate surety, creates a rebuttable presumption that a person illegally present in the United States is likely to flee the jurisdiction. Establishes criteria for the court to apply in determining whether a defendant is illegally present in the Unites States.

Read the bill here.


Current Status:

02/02/2009 Postpone Indefinitely in House Judiciary Committee



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