Appeals bond; removes requirement for indigent parties to post, appeal of unlawful detainer. (HB614)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk), and Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Requirement for appeals bond; indigent parties; appeal of unlawful detainer. Removes the requirement for an indigent defendant, as defined in the bill, to post an appeal bond in an unlawful detainer action appealed from the general district court. This bill is identical to SB 474. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101404D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105639D-H1
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105639D-H1
02/10/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB614H1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House (64-Y 35-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (64-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/11/2022Passed House (60-Y 39-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage #2 (60-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/21/2022Reported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Read third time
02/23/2022Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB614ER)
02/25/2022Signed by Speaker
02/25/2022Signed 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
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House rejected Governor's recommendation (35-Y 65-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (35-Y 65-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor on April 27, 2022
04/27/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
05/27/2022G Vetoed by Governor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB474.


MRWBA Legislative Committee, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Exempts indigent parties from the requirement to post an appeal bond in General District Court appeals to Circuit Court.