An Act To Replace the Bail Code with a System of Validated Risk Assessment Tools
CONCEPT DRAFT SUMMARY
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This bill proposes to amend the standards for preconviction release by eliminating cash bail and requiring a judge or justice when making bail determinations to consider validated risk assessment tools. The purpose of this bill is to shift the emphasis from cash to suitability for release based on risk, in order to ensure the defendant's appearance in court and to prevent the defendant from committing new crimes.