Notary public; civil immunity for local government officers, employees, and volunteers. (HB494)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), and Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil immunity for local government officers, etc.; notarial acts.  Provides that an officer, employee, or volunteer of a local government who is a commissioned notary public and is required to perform notarial acts, without compensation, as a condition of his service with the local government, shall not be liable for civil damages for acts or omissions resulting from the performance of such acts in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100934D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/21/2010Assigned CC & T sub: #1
01/27/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 3-N)
01/29/2010Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Committee substitute printed 10104790D-H1
02/01/2010Read first time
02/02/2010Read second time
02/02/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104790D-H1
02/02/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB494H1
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House (91-Y 7-N)
02/03/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
03/03/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB694.