Court appearance of a person not free on bail; changes to provisions regarding bail hearings, etc. (HB369)

Introduced By

Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), and Irene Shin (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Court appearance of a person not free on bail. Makes various changes to provisions regarding bail hearings, including (i) the appointment of counsel for the accused, (ii) the information provided to counsel for the accused, (iii) a requirement that counsel for the accused be provided with adequate time to confer with the accused prior to any bail hearing, and (iv) the compensation of counsel for the accused. Effective in due course, the bill provides that the chief judge in each circuit shall create a plan to be completed by October 1, 2022, that establishes the means by which the jurisdiction will meet these requirements. The remainder of the bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2023. Read the Bill »

Status

01/18/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101429D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB475.

Comments

ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

SUPPORT this bill that helps assure a more level playing field in criminal proceedings by ensuring that defendents have counsel at their first appearance in court when bail is being considered. Commonwealth's Attorneys are opposing this bill.

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