Timeliness of indictments; discharge from jail. (HB1238)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Timeliness of indictments, etc.; discharge from jail. Clarifies that only a person in jail on a criminal charge that has been certified or otherwise transferred from a district court to a circuit court is to be discharged from jail if an indictment, presentment, or information is not found or filed against him before the end of the second term of court at which he is held to answer. Discharge of a person from jail under this provision does not preclude his reincarceration on a subsequent indictment or presentment for the same offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102876D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/31/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106496D-H1
02/07/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106496D-H1
02/08/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1238H1
02/09/2018Passed by for the day
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/28/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1238ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1238ER)
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 551 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)