Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, by striking SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Chapter 15, Title 17 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 17-15-175. After an initial appearance, a judge may not issue a bench warrant for failure to appear in court upon motion by the solicitor or other prosecuting entity, unless the solicitor or the party charged with administering the general sessions docket has provided notice to the attorney of record and the bond surety company, if applicable, at least seventy-two hours before the bench warrant is issued. This section does not apply if the presiding judge sua sponte issues the bench warrant for failure to appear or the person has been personally served with an appearance date." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.