Tenancy; severance by the entireties by written instrument. (HB2050)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Severance of tenancy by the entireties by written instrument. Provides that, in order to sever a tenancy by the entireties by written instrument, the instrument must be a deed that is signed by both spouses as grantors of the property. This bill is in response to Evans v. Evans, Record No. 141277, 772 S.E.2d 576, 2015 Va. LEXIS 84 (2015), and is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100722D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (9-Y 0-N)
01/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Read second time
01/25/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB2050E
01/25/2017Printed as engrossed 17100722D-E
01/26/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Read third time
02/08/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2050ER)
02/10/2017Signed by Speaker
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/13/17
02/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 20, 2017
02/17/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 38 (effective 7/1/17)
02/17/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0038)