Bail and recognizances; magistrate's checklist, surety's basis for request for capias. (HB2453)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bail and recognizances; magistrate's checklist; surety's basis for request for capias. Requires a magistrate who conducts a bail hearing for a person arrested on a warrant or capias for a jailable offense to describe, on a form provided by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, the information considered in conducting such hearing, including (i) the nature and circumstances of the offense, (ii) whether a firearm was used in the offense, (iii) the financial resources of the accused, (iv) the character and appearance of the accused, and (v) the criminal history of the accused. The bill requires such magistrate to transmit such completed form to the circuit court or general district before which the warrant or capias is returnable. The bill also requires a surety on a bond in recognizance to state the basis for which a capias is being requested from the court on the surety's application for the capias. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Amends § 19.2-121, § 19.2-149, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


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


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104059D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2453)
01/17/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)

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