Checks; additional recovery if stop-payment order placed in bad faith. (HB1683)

Introduced By

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Checks; stop-payment; civil actions. Provides that a party may recover against the drawer of a check, draft, or order the face amount of the check and other costs and fees if payment was refused because the drawer placed a stop-payment order on the check in bad faith. Currently, the law only allows for recovery if payment was refused because of lack of funds or credit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098495776
12/29/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/21/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Read first time
01/26/2009Read second time
01/26/2009Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1683E
01/26/2009Printed as engrossed 098495776-E
01/27/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/27/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1683ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 182 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0182)


Jay S., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Is he doing this for the payday lenders?

Valerie Garner writes:

The Treasurer of Roanoke City requested this because of checks delivered to the Treasurer and the party immediately turning around and placing a stop-payment on it (bad faith).