SECTION 1. Chapter 276 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 58B the following section:-
(a) A person who remains in custody 48 hours after being granted bail under sections 57 and 58 of chapter 276 because of inability to meet the conditions of release shall, upon application, be entitled to have the conditions reviewed by the bail official who imposed them. If the bail official who imposed the conditions of release is not available, any bail official authorized by section 57 of chapter 276 may review the conditions. Upon review of the conditions, the bail official shall revise any conditions of release that have prevented the defendant from being released unless the bail official finds on the record that there is clear and convincing evidence that less restrictive release conditions cannot reasonably assure the appearance of the person before the court or will endanger the safety of any other person or the community.
(b) If a person remains in custody after review of conditions by a bail official under (a) of this section, the person may request a subsequent review of conditions if:
(1) The prosecuting authority consents to a subsequent review; or
(2) The person has been incarcerated for a period equal to the maximum sentence for the most serious charge for which the person is being held; or
(3) the person provides to the court and the prosecuting authority a written statement that new information not considered at the previous review will be presented at the hearing. The statement must include a description of the information and the reason the information was not presented at a previous hearing. In this subsection, “new information” includes the person’s inability to post the required bail. However, a person may receive only one bail review hearing solely for inability to pay.
(c) For all subsequent reviews under (b) of this section:
(1) at least seven days must have elapsed between the previous review and the time set for the requested review; and
(2) the prosecuting authority and any surety, if applicable, must have at least 48 hours written notice before the time set for the subsequent review. The defendant shall be responsible for notifying any surety.
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