5987 AMH GOOD HARO 414


SB 5987 - H AMD 1457

By Representative Goodman

ADOPTED 03/07/2018

    On page 2, beginning on line 30, after "to" strike all material through "Prevent" on line 33 and insert "assure the appearance of the defendant at trial or to prevent"


    On page 4, after line 13, insert the following:


    "NEW SECTION. Sec. 6.  A new section is added to chapter 10.21 RCW to read as follows:

    A judicial officer in a municipal, district, or superior court imposing conditions of pretrial release for a defendant accused of a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony offense, may prohibit the defendant from possessing or consuming any intoxicating liquors or drugs not prescribed to the defendant, and require the defendant to submit to testing to determine the defendant's compliance with this condition, when the judicial officer determines that such condition is necessary to protect the public from harm."


    Correct the title.




    EFFECT:   Removes amendatory language specifying that protecting the public from harm is a justification for imposition of statutorily authorized conditions of pretrial release. Authorizes judicial officers to impose pretrial release conditions requiring the defendant to refrain from using alcohol or non-prescribed drugs and to submit to compliance testing, upon a determination that the condition is necessary to protect the public from harm, and provides that such authorization applies in all felony and non-felony criminal cases in all superior, district, and municipal courts.


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