Removal of public official; no person who signs petition for removal of shall be liable for costs. (SB1393)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


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. The court may assess such costs or impose such sanctions if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that the petitioner acted maliciously. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 095583284
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2009Rereferred from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/03/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/09/2009Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)