On March 7, 2011, Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Rep. Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, introduced SB 11-186 – Concerning the establishment of an alternative bond program. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill permits an alternative bond program to be established in any judicial district. A court is allowed to provide the option of the alternative bond program to a defendant if there is such a program in that judicial district. A law enforcement agency may work with an alternative bond program to secure the appearance of defendants in the program. A pretrial services program with an alternative bond program is permitted to expend a portion of the moneys collected for pretrial services. On March 9, the Judiciary Committee referred the unamended bill to the Appropriations Committee.
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