Summons; promises to appear after the issuance. (SB1437)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron 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. Eliminates the requirement that a promise to appear be completed after the issuance of a summons for a misdemeanor offense or an administrative violation. The bill provides that an accused shall be released from custody after a summons has been issued. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/15/2021Presented and ordered printed 21100562D
01/15/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/27/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1437)
01/27/2021Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/09/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
03/01/2021Left in Courts of Justice