Summary: H.R.2929 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2929. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/21/2001)

Bail Bond Fairness Act of 2001 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit a judicial officer from declaring forfeited a bail bond for violation of specified collateral release conditions other than failing to appear in court. Makes forfeiture of a bail bond for violation of such collateral release conditions unavailable as a sanction.

Amends rule 46 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to provide that if the defendant fails to appear physically before the court (currently, if there is a breach of condition of a bond), the district court shall declare a forfeiture of the bail.