Session: 2021-2022

ACLU-PA Position: Opposes

HB 521 would create an invasive, continuous monitoring program ordered and enforced by the state and administered by private vendors for those with even a single DUI conviction and no prior offenses. It would permit courts to impose surveillance not only as a condition of probation and parole but also pretrial—as a condition of bail, while threatening to unconstitutionally require people to pay the cost of this surveillance before being convicted of any crime. Furthermore, HB 521 invites overly punitive jail sentences for minor traffic offenses.

Check the bill's status here.


Representative Todd Stephens


2021 - 2022

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