Eminent domain; notice of intent to file certificate. (SB1270)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eminent domain; notice of intent to file certificate. Provides that the notice required to be sent to a landowner prior to an authorized condemnor recording a certificate of take or certificate of deposit shall state that (i) the certificate of take or certificate of deposit will be recorded between 30 and 45 days from the date of the notice and (ii) the property will transfer to the condemnor upon recordation and that the owner has the right to petition the court for distribution of the funds represented in the certificate. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101493D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/18/2021Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1270)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/11/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/12/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/17/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1270ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1270ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 278 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0278)