Circuit court clerks; automated system in lieu of order books, etc. (SB435)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Clerks; order books; remote access to court records; electronic filing; information technology fees; and posting of certain information on the Internet. Provides that circuit court clerks may keep an automated system in lieu of order books and land books as well as allow remote access to such system with regard to nonconfidential court records. The bill permits circuit court clerks to keep court records at a designated location outside of the clerk's office. The bill also exempts instruments and records that are more than 100 years old from the prohibition against the clerks posting personal information on the Internet. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102148D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/24/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB435)
02/28/2014Read second time
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB435ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB435ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/31/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/14)
03/31/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)


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 45 seconds.