Court records; recording by microphotographic or electronic process. (HB166)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Clerks of court. States that the clerk of an appellate court may request paper trial court records to be forwarded to such clerk. The bill adds the Bond Book to the list of books for which a microphotographic process may be used to accomplish the recording of writings otherwise required to be recorded in a book or retained in the clerk's office. In addition, the bill repeals an obsolete section of the Code that required circuit court clerks to keep a log of documents submitted for recordation that had not been recorded because they had not been acknowledged or proved. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/22/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101344D
12/22/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #3
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB166)
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106690D-H1
02/07/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106690D-H1
02/08/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB166H1
02/09/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE(99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB166H1)
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/28/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB166ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB166ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)