Banning Bail Funds | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Banning Bail Funds

House Bill Number: 
313
Senate Bill Number: 
313

HB 313 and SB 313 would outlaw the advocacy practices of nonprofits like The Bail Project which include raising money and paying bail for Kentuckians incarcerated prior to trial.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Reps Blanton, Nemes, Huff

SB 313 (an even more punitive attack on charitable bail funds than HB 313) is up for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. 

The attacks on charitable bail funds in SB 313 and HB 313 miss the point. Kentucky's system of wealth-based detention is wrong. No Kentuckian should be behind bars because of their poverty.

KEJC and The Bail Project have an Advocacy Letter that you can edit and send to legislators. They'll use this information to identify which elected officials represent you in Frankfort and to keep you informed of future developments and opportunities to work together to end wealth-based detention in Kentucky.

An amended version of HB 313 passed out of the House and is now awaiting committee assignment in the Senate. SB 313 (an even more punitive attack on charitable bail funds than HB 313) is up for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes