S. 1554 (97th): Bail Reform Act of 1981

A bill to amend the Bail Reform Act of 1966 to permit 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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jul 31, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 8, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina



Jul 31, 1981

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Dec 8, 1981
Reported by Committee

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S. 1554 (97th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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