Felony, violent; presumption of no bail upon conviction. (HB996)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Presumption of no bail upon conviction of a violent felony. Provides that when a judicial officer considers bail, he shall presume, subject to rebuttal, that no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the appearance of the person or the safety of the public if the person has been convicted of, but not sentenced for, any crime for which bail is presumed unavailable at charge, a violent felony as defined in 17.1-805, or an attempt to commit any such offense. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080312432
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/04/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read first time
02/07/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House (91-Y 8-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (91-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB996)
02/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/29/2008Committee substitute printed 080898432-S1
03/03/2008Continued to 2009 in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/05/2008Left in Finance