Recognizances; person subject to immigration detainer. (HB1148)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recognizances; person subject to immigration detainer. Provides that a bail bondsman shall not be liable on any secure bond if, after a person is released from custody on such bond, removal proceedings are initiated against such person pursuant to a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The bill also provides that any bond previously ordered forfeited shall be remitted to the bondsman if it is brought to the attention of the court within 150 days of the findings of default that such person was subject to a detainer. Amends § 19.2-143, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103435D
01/13/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103435D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice


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