Appeal of bail decision; court is determined based on where initial determination was made, etc. (SB75)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville) with support from co-patron Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Appeal of bail decision.  Specifies the court to which a bail decision, bond amount, or term of recognizance should be appealed. The proper court is determined based on where the initial determination was made and the court in which the charge is pending. The bill also provides that the attorney for the Commonwealth may appeal any bail, bond or recognizance decision, consequently a decision made by a judicial officer (including a magistrate or clerk) will be appealable.  Current law limits such appeals from a court decision only, and only upon objection in court by the attorney for the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100321D
01/05/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB75E
02/01/2010Printed as engrossed 10100321D-E
02/02/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/22/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10105573D-H1
03/02/2010Read second time
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105573D-H1
03/03/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB75H1
03/03/2010Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Title replaced 10105573D-H1
03/12/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB75ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB75ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 592 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0592)