Eviction; writs of possession and eviction. (SB1448)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eviction; writs of possession and eviction. Changes the terminology from writ of possession to writ of eviction for the writ executed by a sheriff to recover real property pursuant to an order of possession. The bill specifies that an order of possession remains effective for 180 days after being granted by the court and clarifies that any writ of eviction not executed within 30 days of its issuance shall be vacated as a matter of law. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Housing Commission. Amends § 16.1-69.40, § 17.1-272, § 55-225.1, § 55-246.1, § 55-248.35, § 55-248.38:1, § 55-248.38:2, § 55-248.3:1, § 58.1-3947, § 8.01-128, § 8.01-129, § 8.01-293, § 8.01-470, § 8.01-471, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104037D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 01/21/2019. It meets on Monday, 45 minutes after adjournment—Senate Room A.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2007.

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