Removal of public official; no person who signs petition for removal of shall be liable for costs. (HB2049)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Removal of public official; costs. Provides that no person who signs a petition for the removal of an official pursuant to 24.2-233 or who circulates such a petition (i) shall be liable for any costs associated with removal proceedings conducted pursuant to the petition, including attorney fees incurred by any other party or court costs, or (ii) shall have sanctions imposed against him pursuant to 8.01-271.1. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090295512
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2049)
01/20/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting and referring to P&E by voice vote
01/23/2009Referred from Courts of Justice
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/26/2009Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
01/28/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HB2465 by voice vote
01/30/2009Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB2465-Morgan)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2466.