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HB 447 - Establishes Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund - Maryland Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes pretrial services program grant funds.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes a Pretrial Services Program Grant intended to establish and improve new pretrial service programs (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Executive director to administer the fund (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies the fund is a special, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to certain sections for the State Finance and Procurement Article (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies the fund will consist of the following (Sec. 1):

    • Money appropriated in the State Budget to the fund;

    • Interest earnings of the fund; and

    • Any other money from any other source accepted for the benefit of the fund.

  • Requires the executive director to establish procedures for eligible counties to apply for and receive grants from the fund and solicit grant proposals for eligible counties (Sec. 1).

  • Requires any eligible county that received a grant from the fund shall submit to the executive director proof of the expenditure of the grant funds (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies the pretrial services program is responsible for the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • Provide cellular telephone reminders of defendant’s hearing date;

    • Drug and alcohol testing;

    • Global positioning satellite monitoring; and

    • Substance abuse, mental health or mediation referrals.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (89-43) -

Title: Establishes Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund

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