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Bill banning jail time for not paying fines gets final approval

from The Denver Post

H.B. 1061 would require that judges determine if a person is able to pay court fines for violations that don't amount to jail time on their own — such as traffic infractions or violations of pet licensing laws. If someone is determined to be indigent, judges are not allowed to impose jail sentences for failure to pay but can arrange for alternative sentencing or payment plans. more

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