Deeds; circuit court clerk has authority to reject any deed or recordation for filing, etc. (HB1507)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recording deeds; statement of preparation. Clarifies that the circuit court clerk may reject for filing or recording only deeds conveying real property, and not other types of deeds, unless the deed states on its first page that it was prepared either by the owner of the property or by an attorney licensed to practice in Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100915D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/09/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/16/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Read first time
01/21/2013Passed by for the day
01/22/2013Read second time
01/22/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1507E
01/22/2013Printed as engrossed 13100915D-E
01/23/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Committee substitute printed 13104985D-S1
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104985D-S1
02/11/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1507S1
02/11/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Placed on Calendar
02/13/2013Passed by for the day
02/14/2013Passed by for the day
02/15/2013Senate substitute rejected by House 13104985D-S1 (1-Y 96-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/20/2013House acceded to request
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Stuart, Garrett, Reeves
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Lewis, Habeeb, Iaquinto
02/22/2013Conference substitute printed 13105434D-H1
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1507ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 193 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0193)


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 2 minutes.