Senate Bill 223 would require that the conditions of a person's pre-trial release be as minimally restrictive as possible. While SB223 did not make it out of committee, we will continue promoting similar policies because all people are legally innocent until proven guilty and should be treated as such.

Many people are incarcerated between the time they are charged with a crime and their trial. Those who can afford to pay bail can leave, while many low-income people remain incarcerated. Cash bail should be eliminated entirely because no person's freedom should be dependent on their ability to buy it. Even those who are released pre-trial can face overly restrictive conditions of release. SB223 would be a step in the right direction for reforming pre-trial release by requiring courts to use the least restrictive conditions possible. 

Bill Movement:

  • Introduced: 2/10/21
  • Passed Senate Committee: N/A
  • Passed Senate: N/A
  • Accepted by House: N/A
  • Passed House Committee: N/A
  • Passed House: N/A
  • Delivered to Governor: N/A

Sponsors

B. Storm

Status

Active

Session

2021 General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support