Surety on a bond; discharge from liability, magistrates. (HB2396)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Surety on a bond; discharge from liability; magistrates. Allows a bail bondsman or his licensed bail enforcement agent to request from the magistrate before which the recognizance was taken the issuance of a capias for the arrest of his principal, which capias may be executed by the bondsman, his agent, or a law-enforcement officer. Currently, a bondsman can request the issuance of a capias only from the court or clerk thereof. The bill also provides that if a magistrate issues a capias, he shall transmit a copy of the capias to the court before which such principal's appearance is required by the close of business on the next day that the court is open. Amends § 19.2-149, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/27/2015Unanimous consent to introduce
01/27/2015Presented and ordered printed 15104343D
01/27/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (8-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Passed by for the day
02/24/2015Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2396)
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2015Passed Senate with amendments (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Placed on Calendar
02/26/2015Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/26/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2396ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2396ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 622 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0622)


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 3 minutes.