Mechanics' liens; subcontractor's waiver of lien rights. (SB891)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mechanics' liens; subcontractor's waiver of lien rights. Protects a subcontractor from waiving his lien rights, bond claims, claims for additional costs, or any other rights unless the subcontractor has been compensated for the work or materials related to the waiver. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102012D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Committee substitute printed 15104199D-S1
01/27/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Read second time
01/28/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104199D-S1
01/28/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB891S1
01/29/2015Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Passed by for the day
01/30/2015Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB891S1)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Passed by for the day
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Committee amendments rejected
02/25/2015Passed House (96-Y 0-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB891ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB891ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/27/2015Governor's substitute printed 15105750D-S2
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/2015Reenrolled bill text (SB891ER2)
04/15/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/2015Enacted, Chapter 748 (effective 7/1/15)
04/15/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0748)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.