S. 215 (98th): Bail Reform Act of 1984


Jan 27, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on February 3, 1984 but was never passed by the House.


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 expand the list of statutory release conditions, to establish a more appropriate basis for deciding on post-conviction release, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/3/1984--Passed Senate amended.(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #9 (84-0)) Bail Reform Act of 1984 - Repeals the Bail Reform Act of 1966 and sets forth new bail procedures.Retains execution ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 27, 1983

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 10, 1983
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 3, 1984
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 215”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


46 cosponsors (32R, 14D) (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. 1554 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 8, 1981

H.J.Res. 648 (Related)
A joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1985, and for other ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 12, 1984

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