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Public Comment Sought on Proposed Bond Schedule Rule

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments until Oct. 25 on proposed amendments to the Rules of Superintendence that would require counties with multiple municipal or county courts to adopt a uniform bail bond schedule.

A bond schedule is only used when a judicial officer is not available to set bond, for example during non-court hours. If there is more than one municipal court in a county and the courts are unable to establish a uniform bail bond schedule, the courts shall use a model schedule established by the Ohio Supreme Court.

Under the proposal, a bail bond schedule used by a municipal or county court shall include a presumption that personal bail is the general rule. Additionally, the proposed bail bond schedule shall not be used for offenses where the judge or designated magistrate is required to set the bond.

Public comments on the proposed amendments should be submitted in writing or by email to:

Tasha Ruth
Manager, Case Management Section
Ohio Supreme Court
65 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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