H.R. 2152, also referred to as the “Citizens Right to Know Act of 2018” was introduced in Congress by Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from Texas. The legislation requires pretrial release agencies funded by taxpayers to report to the Department of Justice certain information about those participating in their programs. This information includes:
- Criminal history and previous charges filed against the individual
- Prior failures to appear for court proceedings
- Current and prior non-compliance issues
The video below discusses H.R. 2152 from the perspective of bail agents and proponents of the resolution.
Additional Pretrial Release and H.R. 2152 Information
For those looking for additional information and commentary on the resolution, the Professional Bail Agents of the United States provides an overview of the reasons in favor of the resolution. The website “Countable” provides a summary of the resolution along with opinions for and against the resolution from the public.