Accounts, Department of; recovery of erroneous or improper payments to state officer or employee. (HB939)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), and Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Accounts; recovery of erroneous or improper payments to state employee.  Provides that when a state officer or employee receives compensation or payments in error that such officer or employee will not be liable for repayment if the recipient officer or employee was not at fault for the error and did not have actual knowledge of or could not have reasonably detected the error. The bill also authorizes the employer (i) to seek, with the approval of the Attorney General and Governor, compromise and settlement in the case of erroneous overpayments, and (ii) to use payroll deductions limited to 25 percent of disposal earnings to effect repayment. In addition, the bill requires the employer to waive any repayment that would cause hardship if it is determined that such improper payment occurred through no fault of the recipient officer or employee and such officer or employee  did not have actual knowledge of or could not have reasonably detected the error. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101574D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2012Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/25/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB939)
01/31/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12104957D-H1
02/02/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2012Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/09/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB939H1)
02/09/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Committee substitute printed 12105322D-H2
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012General Laws Committee substitute rejected 12104957D-H1
02/13/2012Appropriations Committee substitute agreed to 12105322D-H2
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB939H2
02/14/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB939H2)
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
02/21/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB939H2)
02/28/2012Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB939ER)
03/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB939ER)
03/06/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/21/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 307 (effective 7/1/12)
03/21/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0307)