Arrest without warrant; procedures. (SB725)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Arrest without warrant; procedures. Allows the magistrate or other issuing authority to examine the investigating or charging officer rather than the arresting officer in determining whether an arrest warrant or summons should be issued for a person who was arrested without a warrant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/10/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101731D
12/10/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Committee substitute printed 15104045D-S1
01/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Passed by for the day
01/23/2015Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Read second time
01/26/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104045D-S1
01/26/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB725S1
01/27/2015Passed by temporarily
01/27/2015Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Passed by for the day
01/28/2015Passed by for the day
01/29/2015Read third time and defeated by Senate (15-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1759.