Attorney-issued summons; proof of payment to clerk's office. (HB496)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)

Progress

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

Description

Attorney-issued summons; proof of payment to clerk's office. Provides that a photocopy of a payment instrument and a photocopy of the accompanying letter sent to the clerk's office to show payment of service of process fees for an attorney-issued summons is sufficient proof of payment for a sheriff's office to accept and serve such summons. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Amends § 8.01-407, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Committee
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100153D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/20/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed by for the day
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Passed Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Passed Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Enrolled
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB496ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 173 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0173)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): AYES 35, NOS 4.

[Unknown]: AYES 35, NOS 4. THE BILL PASSES. REGULAR CALENDAR, HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING. HOUSE BILL 496, A BILL RELATING TO ATTORNEY-ISSUED SUMMONS, PROOF OF PAYMENT TO CLERK'S OFFICE. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR COURT MUCH JUSTICE. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM, SENATOR OBENSHAIN.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): MR. PRESIDENT, MOVE THRAT BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THIS, THIS IS THE BILL WE DISCUSSED BRIEFLY YESTERDAY. IT DEALS WITH ATTORNEY-ISSUE SUBPOENAS AND SUMMONSES. THIS IS SIMPLY INTENDED TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY ADMINISTRATION OF OUR CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND AS WITH OTHER PROCEDURAL DEVICES, THE CODE SETS FORTH DETAILS CONCERNING THE PROCESS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED IN ORDER TO SECURE ATTORNEY-ISSUED SUBPOENAS. THAT'S ALL THIS DOES.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY, SENATOR PETERSEN.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, I PROMISED THE PROPONENTS OF THIS BILL THAT I WOULD ONLY SPEAK TWO SENTENCES AGAINST THE BILL, SO I HAVE PUT THEM IN IAMBIC PENTA METER. THIS BILL IS NOT NEEDS, SHOULD REALLY BE DEFEATED, BUT WHO WILL BE SO BRAVE AS TO DEFY THE MIGHTY BOYD GRAVES. I ASK YOU DEFEAT THE BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 496 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE?