Bail; data collection and reporting standards, report. (HB922)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)


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. The bill also requires the Department to report to the House Committee for Courts of Justice by January 1, 2021, on the development and application of the uniform reporting mechanisms. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021, for provisions related to the creation of uniform reporting mechanisms and data collection by the Department. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102658D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB922)
02/02/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/03/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107649D-H1
02/05/2020Incorporates HB816 (Hope)
02/05/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB922H1)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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