Summary

                            To discourage the use of payment of money as a condition of pretrial release in criminal cases, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
No Money Bail Act of 2017

This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to make
ineligible for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
(JAG) program a state with a bail system that uses payment of money as a
condition of pretrial release in criminal cases. 

The Department of Justice must reallocate such state's JAG funding among
eligible states. 

Additionally, the bill prohibits payment of money as a condition of pretrial
release in any federal criminal case.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

    Mar 17th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

    Mar 8th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 8th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 8th, 2017