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 surety company that guarantees the bond or 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 the additional 10 business days, the bill provides that the Department shall suspend the licenses of such surety company and the agents thereof or such employer of the bail bondsman, or any of its agents thereof until the forfeited recognizance is satisfied. Amends § 19.2-143, § 9.1-185.8, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/21/2019: passed committee


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)

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