Failed electronic payments; civil action, unlawful detainer remedies. (HB1509)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil action; failed electronic payments; unlawful detainer remedies. Allows a payee who received a failed electronic payment or an electronic payment where a stop-payment order was placed on such payment in bad faith to recover in a civil action in the same manner as an action to recover for a bad check. The bill also provides that a writ of possession in an unlawful detainer action may be requested by the plaintiff's attorney or agent in addition to the plaintiff, and that such attorney or agent may also present into evidence an affidavit with copies of documents showing the plaintiff's right to possession of the premises. The bill further provides that such affidavit may contain a list of outstanding rent, late charges, attorney fees, and other damages owed to the plaintiff, and the court shall enter a judgment for the amount listed when entering an order of possession if the court finds that such amount is accurate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102625D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Committee substitute printed 13104055D-H1
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104055D-H1
01/28/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1509H1
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1509ER)
02/13/2013Signed by Speaker
02/14/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 63 (effective 7/1/13)
03/05/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0063)


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.