Virginia State Bar examination; foreign applicants. (SB1234)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Attorneys; applicants for Virginia Bar examination. Allows persons who have completed all degree requirements from a law school not approved by the American Bar Association, including a foreign law school, obtained an LL.M. from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, and been admitted to practice law before the court of last resort in any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia to sit for the Virginia Bar examination. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100935D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/01/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Committee substitute printed 21104012D-S1
02/01/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Read second time
02/03/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104012D-S1
02/03/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1234S1
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1234S1)
02/16/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/17/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/20/2021Committee substitute printed 21200229D-H1
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1234H1)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200229D-H1
02/24/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1234H1
02/24/2021Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (97-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Title replaced 21200229D-H1
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1234ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1234ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
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
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 296 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0296)

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