Sex offenders; presumption of no bail for person charged with certain offense. (SB578)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presumption of no bail for person charged with certain sex offenses. Provides that a person charged with aggravated sexual battery is rebuttably presumed ineligible for bail. Currently such a person is presumed ineligible when he is charged with a second such offense. The bill is not effective unless appropriate funding for it is provided in the budget bill. Amends § 19.2-120, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064426408
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Rereferred to Finance
01/26/2006Committee substitute printed 064877820-S1
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB578S1)
02/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB578S1)
02/07/2006Committee substitute printed 064645408-S2
02/07/2006Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Committee substitute from Courts of Justice rejected 064877820-S1
02/09/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2006Committee substitute from Finance agreed to 064645408-S2
02/09/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB578S2
02/10/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB578S2)
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/27/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2006Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
03/06/2006Reported from Appropriations with amendment (24-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read second time
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Committee amendments from Courts of Justice agreed to
03/08/2006Committee amendment from Appropriations agreed to
03/08/2006Engrossed by House as amended
03/08/2006Passed House with amendments (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB578ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB578ER)
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 504 (effective - see bill)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0504)