SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6142
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Nelson, A. Smith and Erwin)
Read first time 02/07/92.
AN ACT Relating to appearance bonds; and amending RCW 10.19.140.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 10.19.140 and 1986 c 322 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:
If a forfeiture has been entered against a person in a criminal case and the person is returned to custody or produced in court within twelve months from the forfeiture, then the full amount of the bond, less any and all costs determined by the court to have been incurred by law enforcement in transporting, locating, apprehending, or processing the return of the person to the jurisdiction of the court, shall be remitted to the surety only if the surety was directly responsible for producing the person in court or directly responsible for apprehension of the person by law enforcement. The surety must demand refund of the bond under this section prior to adjudication of the case.