Bail and recognizances; magistrate's checklist, surety's basis for request for capias. (HB2453)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bail and recognizances; magistrate's checklist; surety's basis for request for capias. Requires a magistrate who conducts a bail hearing for a person arrested on a warrant or capias for a jailable offense to describe, on a form provided by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, the information considered in conducting such hearing, including (i) the nature and circumstances of the offense, (ii) whether a firearm was used in the offense, (iii) the financial resources of the accused, (iv) the character and appearance of the accused, and (v) the criminal history of the accused. The bill requires such magistrate to transmit such completed form to the circuit court or district before which the warrant or capias is returnable. The bill also requires a surety on a bond in recognizance to state the basis for which a capias is being requested from the court on the surety's application for the capias. As introduced, the bill was a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104059D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2453)
01/17/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Read second time
01/24/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/24/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2453E
01/24/2019Printed as engrossed 19104059D-E
01/25/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2453E)
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2453ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2453ER)
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
02/27/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 176 (effective 7/1/19)
02/27/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0176)