Pleadings, motions, and other papers; signature defects. (HB1378)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Signature defects on pleadings, motions, and other papers. Clarifies that any pleading, motion, or other paper that is not properly signed is defective and voidable. The bill further provides that failure to timely raise signature defects waives any challenge based on such a defect, and that a signature defect shall be cured within 21 days after it is brought to the attention of the pleader or movant, or the pleading, motion, or other paper that contains the signature defect shall be stricken. Read the Bill »

Status

02/17/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101533D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/15/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/22/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read first time
01/27/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020VOTE: (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/12/2020Reported from Judiciary (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

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