H.R.2134 - Bail Bond Fairness Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] (Introduced 05/15/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 108-316|
|Latest Action:||10/15/2003 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 191. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2134 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to House amended (10/15/2003)
Bail Bond Fairness Act of 2003 - 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 a condition of the bond is breached), the district court shall declare a forfeiture of the bail.