Emergency relief payments; automatic exemption from creditor process. (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


Emergency relief payments exempt from creditor process; emergency. Automatically exempts from the creditor process emergency relief payments, as defined in the bill, paid to individuals. The bill further requires a financial institution receiving such payments directly from the federal government to exempt such payments 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 »


Bill Has Passed


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) (see vote tally)
10/01/2020Floor substitute printed 20201273D-S2 (Petersen)
10/01/2020Passed by temporarily
10/01/2020Read third time
10/01/2020Committee substitute rejected
10/01/2020Reading of substitute waived
10/01/2020Substitute by Senator Petersen agreed to
10/01/2020Engrossed by Senate- floor substitute HB5068S2
10/01/2020Passed Senate with substitute (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020Senate substitute rejected by House (66-Y 27-N) (Requires 78 affirmative votes to pass)
10/02/2020VOTE: Rejected (66-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Senate insisted on substitute (34-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Senate requested conference committee
10/07/2020House acceded to request
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by House
10/07/2020Delegates: Ayala, Sullivan, Adams, L.R.
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
10/07/2020Senators: Surovell, Petersen, Chafin
10/13/2020C Amended by conference committee
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by House (83-Y 14-N)
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020VOTE: Agreed To (83-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
10/16/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5068ER)
10/16/2020Signed by Speaker
10/16/2020Signed by President
10/21/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 39 (effective 10/28/20)
10/28/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0039)