Eminent domain; date of valuation in actions shall be determined by court. (SB194)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eminent domain; date of valuation; inverse condemnation proceeding. Provides that the "date of valuation" of property in an eminent domain proceeding may be the date on which an action is taken by the petitioner which substantially affects the use and enjoyment of the property by the owner. The bill also adds the language "or damage" to the provision of the Code directing the court to reimburse a plaintiff for the costs of an inverse condemnation proceeding if a judgment is entered for the plaintiff to correspond with the language of the amendment to Article 1, Section 11 of the Constitution of Virginia, which became effective on January 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102130D
01/02/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB194)
02/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB194)
02/05/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Committee substitute printed 14104880D-S1
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104880D-S1
02/10/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB194S1
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/10/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/17/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Read second time
02/26/2014Read third time
02/26/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB194ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/03/2014Signed by President
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB194ER)
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 618 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0618)


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 35 seconds.


Willard Scott writes:

needed to protect the citizens from overzealous government.