Illegal aliens; presumption of no bail for those charged with certain crimes. (HB440)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from 34 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presumption against admission to bail for illegal aliens. Adds a presumption, subject to rebuttal, against admitting to bail any alien who has committed any criminal offense and is an alien who is present in the United States illegally and subject to detention by the Law Enforcement Support Center of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087808708
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2008Reported from Rules with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Committee substitute printed 084235708-H1
02/07/2008Read first time
02/08/2008Read second time
02/08/2008Committee substitute agreed to 084235708-H1
02/08/2008Amendment by Delegate Rust agreed to
02/08/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB440EH1
02/08/2008Printed as engrossed 084235708-EH1
02/11/2008Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/11/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Communicated to Senate
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 3-N)
02/21/2008Committee substitute printed 080296708-S1
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080296708-S1
02/25/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB440S1
02/25/2008Passed Senate with substitute (33-Y 7-N)
02/26/2008Placed on Calendar
02/26/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB440S1)
02/27/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 080296708-S1 (84-Y 13-N)
02/27/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (84-Y 13-N)
02/29/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB440ER)
02/29/2008Signed by Speaker
03/03/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB440ER)
03/03/2008Signed by President
03/08/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 469 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0469)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB733.