Summons; promises to appear after issuance. (SB1329)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Promises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Provides that if any person refuses to give a written promise to appear, the arresting officer shall give such person notice of the time and place of the hearing, note such person's refusal to give his written promise to appear on the summons, and forthwith release him from custody. Under current law, any person refusing to give such written promise to appear is required to be taken immediately by the arresting officer before a magistrate or other issuing officer having jurisdiction. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101329D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2021Reported from Transportation (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1329)
01/27/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/09/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/20/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (21-Y 1-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2021Passed House with amendments (86-Y 13-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage (86-Y 13-N)
02/25/2021House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1329ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1329ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 338 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0338)