Eminent domain proceedings; distribution of funds to owner or owner's attorney. (SB278)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eminent domain proceedings; payment of funds to attorney of owner. Requires that any funds due to the owner, whether such funds are in the possession of the court or are outstanding, shall be payable to the owner's attorney or, if no such attorney exists, to the owner, within 30 days of a settlement or final determination in an eminent domain proceeding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104221D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18105892D-S1
01/30/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Read second time
01/31/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105892D-S1
01/31/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB278S1
02/01/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Committee substitute printed 18107397D-H1
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107397D-H1
02/28/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB278H1
02/28/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018House insisted on substitute
03/05/2018House requested conference committee
03/06/2018Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2018Senators: Petersen, Obenshain, Deeds
03/07/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2018Delegates: Gilbert, Miyares, Mullin
03/08/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2018Conference substitute printed 18108105D-S2
03/09/2018Passed by temporarily
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/09/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB278ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB278ER)
04/09/2018Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/09/2018Governor's substitute printed 18108394D-S3
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (SB278ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 842 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0842)


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 1 minute.