Military Affairs, Department of; civil actions. (SB1360)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)

Progress

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

Description

Department of Military Affairs; civil actions. Authorizes certain employees of the Department of Military Affairs to prepare, execute, file, and have served certain civil documents without the intervention of an attorney. The bill provides that its provisions do not authorize a nonattorney to file any legal document not specifically set forth in the bill. Amends § 16.1-88.03, § 2.2-507, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101790D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/30/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2017Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/10/2017Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1360)
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read second time
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1360ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/09/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1360ER)
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 690 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

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

CURRENTLY BEFORE YOU THAT IF SOME LINE IS UNDERGROUND, IT WOULD REQUIRE IT TO THEN BE REESTABLISHED ON A POLE. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD ASK ANSWER -- AND I DON'T KNOW THAT THIS IS SPECIFICALLY THIS GENTLEMAN'S QUESTION, BUT IN REFERENCE TO CO-LOCATING ITEMS, THE WAY THE LANGUAGE CURRENTLY IS, THERE'S NOTHING THAT PROHIBITS THE WORKING OR ACCEPTING WORKING WITH A LOCALITY FOR THE CO-LOCATING OF DEVICES. SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. WILL THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR AN ADDITIONAL QUESTION. I YIELD. HE YIELDS, SENATOR. AND I APPRECIATE THE GENTLEMAN GENTLEMAN'S ANSWER. I JUST ASK AS THIS PROCESS GOES ON THAT THE GENTLEMAN STRIVE TO INSURE THAT THE LEGISLATION NOT ALLOW TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS TO PLACE POLES WITH REPEATER BOXES ON THEM WHERE WE'VE ALREADY UNDERGROUNDED UTILITIES BY RIGHT, BECAUSE THAT I THINK WAS THE CONCERN. THE SECOND QUESTION I HAD WAS, I THINK THE GENTLEMAN IS AWARE, ONE OF MY PASSIONS HAS BEEN TRYING TO EXPAND THE USE OF MORE BROAD BAND IN THE STATE, ESPECIALLY IN OUR UNDERSERVED AREAS, OUR RURAL AREAS. AS WE GET MORE COMPUTERS IN OUR SCHOOLS, ACCESS TO DATA AND INFORMATION AT HOME IS A BIG PROBLEM, AND WHENEVER WE PASS LEGISLATION LIKE THIS, I ALWAYS SEE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO ENCOURAGE UTILITY PROVIDERS TO EXPAND BROAD BAN IN OUR RURAL AREAS. BACK IN THE 1940'S WITH ELECTRICITY AND BEFORE THAT WITH TELEPHONES AND WHEN THINGS WEREN'T HIGHLY REGULATED, THE GOVERNMENT FORCED THESE PROVIDERS TO EXTEND SERVICE TO