- District 26
Under existing law, a criminal defendant must be brought to trial within 6 months after the date of the entry of a plea of not guilty. However, there are circumstances that exclude a period of time when computing the time within which a defendant must be brought to trial. These exclusions extend the length of time within which the defendant must be brought to trial. The bill permits the court to exclude a period of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, not to exceed 6 months if the defendant is not in custody for the case pending a jury trial or not to exceed 3 months if the defendant is in custody for the case pending a jury trial, if the case includes a charge of a certain crime and other certain considerations are satisfied. The court may grant not more than 2 continuances 1 continuance due to a period of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill requires the court that orders an exclusion of a period of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct a hearing for reconsideration of reconsider bond for an eligible defendant in custody awaiting trial. A court shall not grant a continuance based on a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on or after 5:01 p.m. on April 29, 2022. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the President of the Senate
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|Signed Act (06/21/2021)|
|Final Act (06/14/2021)|
|Fiscal Note FN1 (05/18/2021)|
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