Bail bondsmen; regulation. (HB2437)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of bail bondsmen.  Prohibits a bail bondsman from charging less than 10 percent or more than 15 percent the amount of the bond for a bail bond premium. The bill also prohibits the financing of a bail bond premium without a written agreement and prohibits surrender of the person who is subject to the bail bond solely for failure to perform obligations pursuant to that agreement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104290D
01/19/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/21/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2437)
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read first time
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB2437E
02/03/2011Printed as engrossed 11104290D-E
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2011Committee amendment #1 agreed to
02/16/2011Committee amendment #2 rejected
02/16/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2011Amendment by Senator Reynolds agreed to
02/16/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2011Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Placed on Calendar
02/18/2011Senate amendments agreed to by House (92-Y 1-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2437ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
02/26/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2437ER)
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 623 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0623)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


chris rollins writes:

this bill will stop the under handed tactics that have caused our business, to look like the people we bail out.

Gladiator Bail Bonds Virginia writes:

It's to bad the entire original bill as it was written got edited down to it's current status