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SB20-083:Prohibit Courthouse Civil Arrest

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB20-083
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: L. Herod /J. Gonzales


The bill protects an individual from civil arrest while the person
is present at a courthouse or on its environs, or while going to, attending,
or coming from a court proceeding. A judge or magistrate may issue a
writ of protection to prohibit a civil arrest, but a writ of protection is not
required for the protection to apply.
The bill provides various remedies for violation of the protection provided by the bill.

Current Status:

Signed by the Speaker of the House (03/17/2020)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/05/2020)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (02/06/2020)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/04/20)
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee (02/03/20)
Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (01/29/20)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/13/2020)

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