Unlawful detainer; expungement of actions, effective date. (SB640)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful detainer; expungement. Creates a process by which unlawful detainer actions filed in a general district court that have been dismissed or nonsuited may be expunged upon request of the defendant to such action. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100736D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB640)
01/24/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Civil Law
01/24/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
02/05/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107609D-S1
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107609D-S1
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB640ES1
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20107609D-ES1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/24/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 0-N)
02/24/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB640ES1)
02/28/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2020Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/2020Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Passed by temporarily
03/05/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB640ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB640ER)
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1013 (effective 1/1/22)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1013)