Bail; data collection and reporting standards, report. (HB1945)

Introduced By

Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk)


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 release pretrial. The bill also requires the Department to report to the House Committee for Courts of Justice and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary by January 1, 2022, on the development and application of the uniform reporting mechanisms. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022, for provisions related to the creation of uniform reporting mechanisms and data collection by the Department. This bill was incorporated into HB 2110. Read the Bill »


01/22/2021: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101229D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1945)
01/22/2021Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB2110-Herring)