State Corporation Commission; eFile electronic registration system, etc. (HB168)

Introduced By

Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Clerk of the State Corporation Commission; secure online system; articles of dissolution; emergency. Requires the clerk of the State Corporation Commission, by July 1, 2014, to ensure that the Commission's eFile electronic registration system is secure. The system shall be deemed secure if it (i) provides a means to verify the identity of users; (ii) designates each user as having access with regard to one or more specified business entities; and (iii) allows users to access information regarding, and to make changes to records in the system affecting, only a business entity for which the user is designated. The measure also directs the clerk to ensure that any articles of dissolution of a stock or nonstock corporation that are filed in his office are signed by the chairman, a vice-chairman, the president, or any other of its officers authorized to act on behalf of the corporation who are listed as a director or principal officer on the corporation's most recently filed annual report. The bill has an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2013Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/14
12/21/2013Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/14 14102419D
12/21/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2014Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104536D-H1
02/03/2014Read first time
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB168H1)
02/04/2014Read second time
02/04/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104536D-H1
02/04/2014Emergency clause deleted
02/04/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB168H1
02/05/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB168H1)
02/05/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB168ER)
03/04/2014Signed by Speaker
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB168ER)
03/07/2014Signed by President
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 311 (effective 7/1/14)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0311)


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 40 seconds.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

What a weird thing to introduce legislation about. It seems like a policy directive would be more appropriate. Are relations between the SCC and the rest of government so bad that we need a law passed to get the clerk to make sure that their system is secure?