Defamation; statute of limitations, actions involving Internet. (HB1635)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Defamation; statute of limitations. Increases from one to two years the time within which a person shall bring an action for injury resulting from libel, slander, insulting words, or defamation. The bill further provides that, in cases where the defamation occurred via the Internet, where the identity of the party against whom the action is being brought is unknown, the statute of limitations shall be tolled against an unknown defendant, on motion for good cause, any time after the case is filed. Amends § 8.01-247.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2015Committee
01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101424D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/19/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15103982D-H1
01/30/2015Read first time
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103982D-H1
02/02/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1635H1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Enrolled
02/19/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1635ER)
02/19/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 128 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0128)

Video

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 1 minute.