Reference is to the bill as introduced.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting Section 22-5-110(B), as contained in SECTION 1, page 2, lines 1-19, and inserting:
Notwithstanding another provision of law, a person
charged with any misdemeanor offense requiring a warrant signed
by nonlaw enforcement personnel to ensure the arrest of a person
must be given a courtesy summons.
(B)(1) An arrest warrant may not be issued for the arrest of a person unless sought by a member of a law enforcement agency acting in their official capacity.
(2) If an arrest warrant is sought by someone other than a law enforcement officer, the court must issue a courtesy summons.
(3) If a defendant named in a courtesy summons fails to appear before the court pursuant to the summons, the court must issue an arrest warrant for the underlying offense based upon the original sworn statement of the affiant who sought the courtesy summons, provided the sworn statement establishes probable cause that the underlying offense was committed." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.