Bail; data collection and reporting standards, report. (SB1687)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104431D
01/14/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1687)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19105807D-S1
01/28/2019Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)