Circuit courts; electronic filing of cases. (HB1065)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), and Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic filing of cases in circuit courts.  Establishes electronic filing of cases in circuit courts by providing for acceptance of electronic images as original documents for filing and recording, and for the attachment of electronic seals or stamps for original signatures and notarizations in civil cases. However, the bill does not allow for electronic filing in certain classes of cases where particular forms are specified by statute (e.g., creation and execution of wills, codicils, testamentary trusts, premarital agreements, and negotiable instruments). This bill is a recommendation of the Judicial Council.

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Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103425D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Committee substitute printed 10104924D-H1
02/08/2010Read first time
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104924D-H1
02/09/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1065H1
02/10/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Read third time
02/24/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1065ER)
03/02/2010Signed by Speaker
03/03/2010Signed by President
04/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1065ER)
04/13/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 760 (effective 7/1/10)
04/13/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB220.


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Justice, Courts - Electronic Seal (Signature)