5987 AMH PS HARO 408
SB 5987 - H COMM AMD
By Committee on Public Safety
"NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. 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 all underlying provisions and instead authorizes judicial officers in municipal, district, and superior courts to impose, as a condition of pretrial release in a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony case, that the defendant refrain from using alcohol or non-prescribed drugs and submit to testing to determine compliance with the condition, upon a determination that the condition is necessary to protect the public from harm.
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