Settlement agreements; staying of dismissal. (HB2193)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Settlement agreements; stay of dismissal. Provides that, in any case in which a plaintiff or counterclaim plaintiff is seeking a civil judgment against a defendant or counterclaim defendant, if the parties enter into a written settlement agreement, upon request of the parties, a dismissal of such case shall be stayed to allow for full compliance with such settlement agreement. The bill requires the plaintiff or counterclaim plaintiff to file a notice of dismissal with the court once the defendant or counterclaim defendant has complied with the terms of such settlement agreement, which shall be treated as a dismissal with prejudice. The bill allows the plaintiff or counterclaim plaintiff to file a motion to enforce the terms of such settlement agreement if a defendant or counterclaim defendant is in default of any term of such agreement. Read the Bill »


02/22/2021: Passed the Senate


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101027D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21103615D-H1
01/29/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103615D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2193H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Reported from Judiciary with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2021Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 95-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 95-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 95-N)
02/24/2021Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2021House acceded to request
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Leftwich, Heretick, Simon
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Petersen, Boysko, Norment
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200799D-H2
02/27/2021Conference report rejected by Senate (12-Y 26-N)
03/01/2021No further action taken
03/01/2021Failed to pass