Application of foreign law; court decisions and contracts will be void as violation of policy. (HB631)

Introduced By

Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Application of foreign law in Virginia courts.  Provides that court decisions and contracts and other agreements will be void as violative of the public policy of the Commonwealth where such decisions or contracts are based on foreign law, i.e., law applied in a jurisdiction outside of the United States, where the application of such foreign law would violate a person's rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution or the Constitution of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102364D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
02/10/2012Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice
11/29/2012Left in Courts of Justice


Andrew Maggard writes:

In my opinion, sooner or later this issue will again rear its head, when it does our legislators might have to pause to regret having buried their heads in the sand for so long. I am witnessing a certain backwardness in our legislative endavours that portends a failure to recognize the world as it is and a tendency to wrap ones self into the mantle of political correctness. This is as as dangerous as it is delusional. I will continue to watch this tendency of delusion and denial amongst our legislators. May i remind those with the perception and vision that America is rapidly descending into a morass of socialism and collectivism that portends a reset to our founding values. A simple reference to the historical precidents established by the past experiments and failures of socialism should be of a sufficient warning of the impending fall.

Jonnie Adams writes:

I could not agree with Mr. Maggard more. As I watch our American way of life deteriorate, I am amazed at our ignorance and laziness.