JUDICIAL CODE (42 PA.C.S) - RIGHT TO BAIL
                  Act of Aug. 27, 2009, P.L. 376, No. 39              Cl. 42
                             Session of 2009
                               No. 2009-39

     SB 366

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the
        Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for
        right to bail.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Section 5701 of Title 42 of the Pennsylvania
     Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
      § 5701.  Right to bail.
        All prisoners shall be bailable by sufficient sureties,
     unless:
            (1)  for capital offenses or for offenses for which the
        maximum sentence is life imprisonment; or
            (2)  no condition or combination of conditions other than
        imprisonment will reasonably assure the safety of any person
        and the community when the proof is evident or presumption
        great. [Excessive bail shall not be required.]
        Section 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

     APPROVED--The 27th day of August, A. D. 2009.

     EDWARD G. RENDELL