H.R.2929 - Bail Bond Fairness Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] (Introduced 09/21/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/08/2002 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2929 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.
Introduced in House (09/21/2001)
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.