Service of process; makes several changes to how process is made on nonresidents, etc. (HB1546)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Service of process on nonresidents. Makes several changes to how service of process is made on nonresidents and foreign corporations, including providing that (i) foreign corporations may be personally served with process outside of the Commonwealth in addition to substituted service on such corporation within the Commonwealth; (ii) service of process on the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles for nonresident motor vehicle owners or operators or the Secretary of the Commonwealth for nonresident aircraft owners or operators is effective on the date service is made on the Commissioner or the Secretary, and (iii) the Secretary of the Commonwealth or the statutory agent of a foreign corporation must provide a receipt noting the date service of process was made if the Secretary or statutory agent was served by hand delivery or any other method that does not provide a return of service. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100773D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1546)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/28/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Read first time
01/31/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1546ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1546ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/06/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 113 (effective 7/1/13)
03/06/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0113)


This bill mentions Richmond.


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 30 seconds.