Mechanics' liens; allows contractors to obtain liens in amount of value of work contracted for lots. (HB928)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mechanics' liens; site development improvements.  Allows contractors to obtain a mechanics' lien in the contract amount for site development improvements and clarifies that common areas are not to be included in the fraction used to calculate allocation of the contract amount to each individual lot or unit. The bill also specifies that any payment made to the contractor for an undesignated lot shall be applied to any lot previously sold by the developer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100247D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2012Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Read first time
02/02/2012Read second time
02/02/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB928E
02/02/2012Printed as engrossed 12100247D-E
02/03/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/03/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/20/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2012Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Placed on Calendar
02/22/2012Senate amendments rejected by House (2-Y 96-N)
02/22/2012VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Senate insisted on amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Senate requested conference committee
02/27/2012House acceded to request
02/27/2012Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2012Delegates: Lingamfelter, Iaquinto, Lopez
02/28/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2012Senators: Reeves, Garrett, Marsh
03/02/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
03/02/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB928ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB928ER)
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.