View Amendment Current Amendment: 8 to Bill 3532

Rep. Tedder proposes the following amendment (LC-3532.SA0034H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 17-15-270(A) and inserting:

(A) If a person commits a subsequent violent crime while out on bond or other pretrial release for a previous violent charge, is charged and convicted of committing or attempting to commit the subsequent violent crime, he must be imprisoned for five years in addition to the punishment provided for the principal crime. If the original charge is dismissed or the person is found to be not guilty, the State shall pay the person two hundred fifty thousand dollars. The five-year sentence does not apply in cases when the death penalty or a life sentence without parole is imposed for the violent crime. For purposes of this subsection, a subsequent violent crime is one that occurs at a later date and time than the offense that resulted in the imposition of the bond or other pretrial release conditions.