The massive and controversial anti-crime legislation that passed the state Senate this year is getting what it needed in the House of Delegates — a big time-out so advocates on all sides of the issue can sort through its implications and give their input. The House Judiciary Committee held a marathon hearing on the bill and multiple work sessions, something that didn't happen in the Senate, where the legislation was cobbled together from multiple other proposals. That's good, but the bill hasn't gotten any simpler in the House, as more ideas keep getting lumped into a bill that already mixed stiffer potential penalties for certain crimes, new funding for a wide variety of anti-violence initiatives, changes to rules for wiretaps and new avenues for prosecutors to appeal unfavorable evidentiary rulings, among other things. The House committee has softened many elements of the bill and removed others altogether, but not enough to erase the controversy. The Legislative Black Caucus does not support it, and critics say it still represents a return to discredited tough on crime approaches that will disproportionately affect minorities.