Newspapers; legal notices and publications. (SB970)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Legal notices or publications; newspapers. Provides that a newspaper that does not have a second-class mailing permit does not need to have a bona fide list of paying subscribers before a court can grant the authority for the newspaper to publish ordinances, resolutions, notices, or advertisements required by law to be published in a newspaper. Currently, such newspapers are required to have a bona fide list of paying subscribers before such authority can be granted. Amends § 8.01-324, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078405744
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2007Passed by for the day
01/18/2007Read second time
01/18/2007Amendment by Senator Cuccinelli withdrawn
01/18/2007Engrossed by Senate
01/19/2007Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/19/2007Communicated to House
02/02/2007Placed on Calendar
02/02/2007Read first time
02/02/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB970ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 603 (effective 7/1/07)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1899.