Appeals of right in general district court; order or judgment altering prior final orders. (HB792)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Appeals of right in general district court; order or judgment altering prior final orders or judgments; separate notices of appeal. Provides that there shall be an appeal of right to a court of record from any order entered or judgment rendered in a general district court that alters, amends, overturns, or vacates any prior final order entered or judgment rendered on any issues previously adjudicated on the merits in the prior proceeding. The bill further provides that a party to an action in general district court may file a separate notice of appeal relating to any other final order or judgment entered in an action by filing a notice of appeal within the 10-day appeal of right time period, or within five business days after such notice of appeal is filed, whichever is later. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »


02/17/2020: Passed the Senate


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104859D
01/07/2020Referred 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 with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108179D-S1
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108179D-S1
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB792S1
02/17/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)

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