H.R. 5854 (97th): A bill to amend the Bail Reform Act of 1966 to authorize consideration of danger to the community in setting pretrial release conditions, to eliminate surety bond, to permit pretrial detention of certain offenders, and for other purposes.


Mar 16, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 16, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ike Skelton
Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
3/16/1982--Introduced.Repeals the Bail Reform Act of 1966 and sets forth new bail procedures.Eliminates execution of a money bond as a condition for pretrial release.Authorizes a judicial officer to consider the ...

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H.R. 3773 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 3, 1983

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Mar 16, 1982


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