Circuit court clerks; changes to operation of clerks, including electronic records, fees, etc. (SB1316)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Circuit court clerks; electronic records, fees, etc. Makes various changes to the operations of circuit court clerks, including (i) allowing any agency or instrumentality of the Commonwealth to submit records in electronic form; (ii) providing that the state highway plat book kept in the clerk's office may be produced in paper, microfilm, or electronic form; (iii) providing that the clerk may set a convenience fee for electronic filing of civil or criminal proceedings that is lower than the convenience fee currently charged for payment by debit or credit card; (iv) providing that all unpaid fines and costs be docketed as a judgment against the defendant in favor of the Commonwealth; and (v) repealing a provision of the Code requiring the assessment of an extra $2 fee in certain cases to be deposited into the Intensified Drug Enforcement Jurisdiction Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Presented and ordered printed 15101340D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2015Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104684D-S1
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2015Committee amendment rejected
02/06/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104684D-S1
02/06/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1316S1
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Placed on Calendar
02/10/2015Read first time
02/10/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1316S1)
02/10/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/17/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Passed House (92-Y 0-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1316ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1316ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 641 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0641)