Pretrial diversion

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1057 sponsored by Sens. Boots, Bray and Young on pretrial diversion.

The bill:

  • provides that the initial user fee amount for a diversion agreement involving a misdemeanor is $50;
  • provides that the initial user fee amount for a diversion agreement involving a felony is $75,
  • allows a court to impose on a person an additional program fee or cost that is reasonably related to the person’s rehabilitation,
  • prohibits a monthly user fee from being collected beyond the maximum length of a possible sentence, and
  • makes conforming amendments.

The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council testified in support of the bill. Indiana Public Defender Council testified in opposition.  The bill passed 8-0.

Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/house/1057