Judgments; limitations on enforcement, judgment liens, settlement agents, effective date. (HB2099)

Introduced By

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limitations on enforcement of judgments; judgment liens; settlement agents. Reduces from 20 years to 10 years from the date of a judgment the period of time within which an execution may be issued or action may be taken on such judgment. The bill provides that the limitation of the enforcement of a judgment may be extended up to two times by a recordation of a certificate prior to the expiration period in the clerk's office in which a judgment lien is recorded. The bill provides that such recordation shall extend the limitations period for 10 years per recordation from the date of such recordation. Under current law, such limitation period may be extended on motion of the judgment creditor or his assignee. The bill allows a settlement agent or title insurance company to release a judgment lien, in addition to a deed of trust as provided under current law, provided that the obligation secured by such judgment lien has been satisfied by payment made by the settlement agent and whether or not the settlement agent or title insurance company is named as a trustee under such lien or received authority to release such lien. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022, for all provisions except those related to the recordation of a certificate for the extension of a judgment, which are effective in due course. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102732D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/20/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/22/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Committee substitute printed 21103259D-H1
01/25/2021Floor substitute printed 21103614D-H2 (Coyner)
01/25/2021Read first time
01/26/2021Floor substitute printed 21103747D-H3 (Coyner)
01/26/2021Read second time
01/26/2021Committee substitute rejected 21103259D-H1
01/26/2021Substitute by Delegate Coyner agreed to 21103747D-H3
01/26/2021Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB2099H3
01/27/2021Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2099H3)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
02/15/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200278D-S1
02/17/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2099S1)
02/22/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (12-Y 2-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200278D-S1
02/25/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2099S1
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (27-Y 12-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 21200278D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2099ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2099ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 486 (effective - see bill)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0486)

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