Appeals of right in general district court; appeals of final orders or judgments. (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; appeals of final orders or judgements entered in the same action or related action. 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. The bill further provides that if any party timely notices such an appeal, such notice of appeal shall be deemed a timely notice of appeal by any other party on a final order or judgment entered in the same or a related action arising from the same conduct, transaction, or occurrence as the underlying action. As introduced, the bill was a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. This bill is identical to SB 545. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (2-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108179D-S1 (2-Y 98-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2020House acceded to request
02/24/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2020Delegates: Simon, Bourne, Leftwich
02/25/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2020Senators: Edwards, Petersen, Chafin
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference substitute printed 20109463D-H1
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB792ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1048 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1048)