Presumption against admission to bail; adds to list of crimes committed. (HB1713)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal procedure; presumption against admission to bail.  Adds to the list of crimes committed for which there is a presumption against admission to bail, subject to rebuttal, obstruction of justice where a person threatens bodily harm or force and knowingly attempts to (i) intimidate or impede a judge, magistrate, justice, juror, attorney for the Commonwealth, witness, or law-enforcement officer or (ii) obstruct or impede the administration of justice, relating to a violation of or conspiracy to violate (a) the crimes involving the manufacturing, selling, giving, distribution, or possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or its imitation; (b) the crime involving the sale, gift, distribution, or possession with the intent to sell, give, or distribute marijuana; or (c) any violent felony offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102837D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/19/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read first time
01/24/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/25/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Committee substitute printed 11105312D-S1
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1713S1)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105312D-S1
02/16/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1713S1
02/16/2011Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Placed on Calendar
02/18/2011Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105312D-S1 (93-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1713ER)
02/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1713ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
02/26/2011Signed by President
03/24/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 450 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0450)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.