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


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


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 eliminate surety bond, to permit pretrial detention of certain offenders, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/4/1982--Reported to Senate amended.(Reported to Senate from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, S. Rept. 97-317) Bail Reform Act of 1981 - Repeals the Bail Reform Act of 1966 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 31, 1981

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 8, 1981
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1554”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (4R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 215 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Feb 3, 1984

H.R. 5208 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 14, 1981

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