Admission to bail; notice to State attorney. (SB158)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal procedure; admission to bail.  Where a person is charged with an offense giving rise to a rebuttable presumption against bail, gives the attorney for the Commonwealth an opportunity to have notice of the bond hearing and the opportunity to present additional facts to the court that the court may need to make a fair decision. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102925D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Committee substitute printed 12104525D-S1
01/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Read second time
01/25/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104525D-S1
01/25/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB158S1
01/26/2012Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2012Amendment by Senator Obenshain agreed to
01/26/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB158ES1
01/26/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Printed as engrossed 12104525D-ES1
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB158ES1)
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read second time
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed House (72-Y 27-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB158ER)
03/06/2012Signed by Speaker
03/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB158ER)
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 467 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0467)


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 9 minutes.