Mechanics' lien; those against vehicles owned by active duty members of military. (HB521)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mechanics' lien; active duty members of the military. Requires, if it is shown that the owner of a vehicle is an active duty member of the military, the Department of Motor Vehicles to include that information when lienholders inquire into vehicle ownership for the purposes of satisfying a lien. Also the bill requires persons having a lien to comply with the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081443744
01/07/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB521)
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/21/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Read first time
01/24/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Communicated to Senate
01/28/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/18/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB521ER)
02/22/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Signed by President
02/26/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB521ER)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 170 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 171 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0171)