Arrest warrants; jail officer employed in regional jail or jail farm may execute. (HB1763)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Jail officer may execute a warrant in his jail. Authorizes an officer employed at a local jail, regional jail, or jail farm to execute upon a person being held in his jail a warrant, capias, or summons issued anywhere in the Commonwealth. Currently only a person with law-enforcement power may do so. Amends § 19.2-72, § 19.2-76, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/08/2013 Committee
  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102896D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/11/2013 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/14/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
  • 01/16/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/16/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/16/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104010D-H1
  • 01/18/2013 Read first time
  • 01/21/2013 Read second time
  • 01/21/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104010D-H1
  • 01/21/2013 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1763H1
  • 01/22/2013 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 01/22/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/23/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/23/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/06/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/08/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/11/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/11/2013 Read third time
  • 02/11/2013 Reading of amendments waived
  • 02/11/2013 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/11/2013 Engrossed by Senate as amended
  • 02/11/2013 Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/12/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/13/2013 Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
  • 02/13/2013 VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/18/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1763ER)
  • 02/18/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/19/2013 Signed by President
  • 03/12/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 207 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 03/12/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0207)


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 1 minute.