Appeal of bond decision; court may stay execution of order for so long as reasonably practicable. (HB1311)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Accused to be held pending appeal by Commonwealth of bond decision. Provides that when the attorney for the Commonwealth appeals a bond or recognizance decision by a lower court, the accused person shall not be released pending the decision of the court hearing the appeal, provided the appeal is heard before the completion of the next day the court is in session, but that in no case shall the accused person be held longer than 72 hours. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


09/21/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100260D
09/21/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
10/11/2012Introduced bill reprinted 13100260D
01/10/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/30/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Committee substitute printed 13104814D-H1
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104814D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1311H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (77-Y 22-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Committee substitute printed 13105087D-S1
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105087D-S1
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1311S1
02/18/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate substitute rejected by House 13105087D-S1 (10-Y 84-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: REJECTED (10-Y 84-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2013House acceded to request
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Stanley, Stuart, Garrett
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Hope, Gilbert, Villanueva
02/23/2013Conference substitute printed 13105462D-H2
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 6-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1311ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1311ER)
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 408 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0408)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.


ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this legislation that prohibits release on bond while an appeal is pending so long as the appeal is heard the next day.