Judgments; limitations on enforcement, extensions and renewals. (HB1234)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limitations on enforcement of judgments. Provides that no execution shall be issued and no action brought on a judgment dated, extended, or renewed, prior to July 1, 2021, including a judgment in favor of the Commonwealth and a judgment rendered in another state or country, after 20 years from the date of such judgment or domestication of such judgment or 20 years from the date of such extension or renewal of such judgment, whichever is later. Under current law, no such execution or judgment may be issued or brought 20 years from the date of such judgment only. The bill further allows a judgment creditor's assignee or such assignee's attorney or authorized agent to go through the process to extend the limitations period. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104536D
01/19/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22106040D-H1
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106040D-H1
02/10/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1234H1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/23/2022Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1234ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 324 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0324)

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