Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. (HB812)

Introduced By

Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)

Progress

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

Description

Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Creates a rebuttable presumption against bail for certain criminal offenses enumerated in the bill and for persons identified as being illegally present in the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement who are charged with certain offenses. The bill also requires the court to consider specified factors when determining whether the presumption against bail has been rebutted and whether there are appropriate conditions of release. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100870D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB812)
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2022Committee substitute printed to LIS only 22107059D-S1
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

OPPOSE. Everyone should be entitled to be released pending trial unless the prosecutor proves by objective evidence that they present a danger to the community.

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