Bail; data collection and reporting standards, report. (HB2121)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Bail; data collection and reporting standards; report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to (i) collect data relating to bail determinations for any person who is held in custody pending trial or hearing for an offense, civil or criminal contempt or otherwise, in every locality; (ii) create a uniform reporting mechanism for criminal justice agencies to submit such data; and (iii) submit an annual report on the data collected to the Governor and the General Assembly, as well as publish the annual report on the Department's website. The bill also provides that the law addressing bail is to be construed so as to give effect to a general presumption in favor of pretrial release. Read the Bill »

Status

01/18/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104006D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1

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