People in East Baton Rouge Parish who skip their court dates for traffic tickets and misdemeanor offenses could be fined $50 under legislation that cleared a House committee Thursday.
The objective of House Bill 915 is to generate enough money for a misdemeanor jail. Fines would be collected in Baton Rouge, Baker and Zachary when an arrest warrant is issued. Similar legislation is moving through the state Senate.
The committee moved the bill to the House floor.