Illegal aliens; presumption against admission to bail for those charged with criminal offense. (HB929)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from 28 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. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal procedure, admission to bail; persons not lawfully present in the United States; presumption. Adds a presumption, subject to rebuttal, against admitting to bail any person who commits a felony or any violation of 18.2-266(DUI) and is identified as being in the United States unlawfully and requires judicial officers prior to a bail hearing, to the extent feasible, to verify whether a person is a citizen or is otherwise lawfully present in the United States. Read the Bill »


02/05/2008: Merged into HB440


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080512516
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2008Incorporated by Rules (HB440-Rust)