Forfeiture on recognizance; bail bondsman, suspension of license. (HB2078)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Forfeiture on recognizance; bail bondsman; suspension of license. Provides that if a forfeited recognizance is not paid within 150 days, the license of any bail bondsman on the bond shall be suspended by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) until the forfeiture is satisfied. The bill further provides that the court will then give notice to any employer of the bail bondsman on the bond to pay the forfeited recognizance within 10 business days. If such forfeited recognizance is not paid at the end of 10 business days, the bill provides that the Department shall suspend the licenses of such employer of the bail bondsman and agents thereof until the forfeited recognizance is satisfied. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101500D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2078)
01/18/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19105179D-H1
01/23/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Read second time
01/24/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105179D-H1
01/24/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2078H1
01/25/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2078H1)
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2078ER)
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2078ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 200 (effective 7/1/19)
03/05/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0200)