Circuit courts; electronic filing of cases. (SB220)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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.

  Amends § 16.1-243, § 17.1-124, § 17.1-224, § 17.1-258.3, § 17.1-258.4, § 17.1-258.6, § 8.01-271.01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103426D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/25/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2010Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Read second time
02/04/2010Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2010Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB220E
02/04/2010Printed as engrossed 10103426D-E
02/08/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
03/01/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Read second time
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- AGREE TO (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Motion to reconsider constitutional reading dispensed agreed to
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Committee amendments agreed to
03/09/2010Engrossed by House as amended
03/09/2010Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Reconsideration of House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Enrolled
03/22/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB220ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 717 (effective 7/1/10)
04/13/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0717)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1065.

Comments

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

Justice - Electronic Seal (Signature)