Emergency relief payments; automatic exemption during a state of emergency. (HB5068)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), and Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Automatic exemption of emergency relief payments during a state of emergency; emergency. Automatically exempts from the creditor process emergency relief payments, as defined in the bill, paid to individuals and businesses during a state of emergency declared by the Governor. The bill further requires a financial institution receiving such payments directly from a governing body to set aside such payment as exempt from the creditor process under certain circumstances. The bill provides that, if a financial institution does not set aside such payments as exempt, the accountholder receiving such payments must claim the exemption. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


09/24/2020: passed committee


08/18/2020Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 20200825D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200825D
08/18/2020Introduced bill reprinted 20200825D
08/26/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/26/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20201042D-H1
08/28/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time
09/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201042D-H1
09/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB5068H1
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (82-Y 16-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: (82-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/16/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/16/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/16/2020Committee substitute printed 20201176D-S1
09/24/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)

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