Mechanics' liens; increases amount of lien, nonresident notice requirements. (HB940)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mechanics' liens, amount of lien; nonresident notice requirements. Increases the amount of a mechanics' lien for repairs from $800 to $1,000. The bill also expands the locations in which notice of sale may be provided for nonresident owners to include websites operated by the Commonwealth, the county or city where the property is located, or a political subdivision of either and local newspapers, either in print or on their websites. Under current law, the notice must be posted in three public places in the county or city where the property is located, with public place defined as a premises owned by the Commonwealth, a political subdivision thereof, or an agency of either that is open to the general public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101410D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Civil Law
01/19/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
01/19/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Read second time
02/08/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/08/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB940E
02/08/2016Printed as engrossed 16101410D-E
02/09/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB940ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 397 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0397)