Chapter 9.02


9.02.005    Title – Effective date.

9.02.010    Electronic home detention program.

9.02.005 Title – Effective date.

The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Blaine electronic home detention program,” and shall become effective on July 1, 2018. (Ord. 2913, 2018)

9.02.010 Electronic home detention program.

A. An electronic home detention program is hereby established to provide a form of misdemeanant supervision services.

B. The program shall be operated in a manner consistent with public safety, and in accordance with the minimum standards set by, and provisions of, federal, state, and local laws, and with such other standards, procedures, rules and regulations as may be promulgated from time to time by the city council for the city of Blaine. The city of Blaine may contract with independent contractors to perform monitoring and supervision of participants in the program.

C. Convicts, as well as defendants who are committed to jail while awaiting trial or sentencing, and who are not precluded by court order from serving such commitment in the city’s electronic home detention program and who meet the minimum standards established by the municipal court, may serve their incarceration in an electronic home detention program. Eligibility standards for electronic home detention shall be established by resolution of the city of Blaine city council. The process for determining whether a defendant meets the eligibility standards shall be established by the Blaine municipal court. The Blaine municipal court presiding judge shall determine whether a convicted defendant meets the eligibility criteria for electronic home detention.

D. The city of Blaine city council may from time to time by council resolution authorize a fee subsidy plan to be implemented by the Blaine municipal court in order to ensure maximum participation in the program. (Ord. 2913, 2018)