H.R. 4362 (97th): Bail Reform Act of 1981


Jul 31, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 31, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Harold Sawyer

Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Bail Reform Act of 1966 to permit consideration of danger to the community in setting pretrial release conditions, to permit pretrial detention of certain offenders, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/31/1981--Introduced.Bail Reform Act of 1981 - Repeals the Bail Reform Act of 1966 and sets forth new bail procedures.Authorizes a judicial officer to consider the safety of any person or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 31, 1981

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4362”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


39 cosponsors (28R, 11D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 5865 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Sep 18, 1984

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