Nonsuits; appeals from judgment of a general district court. (HB782)

Introduced By

Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart) with support from co-patron Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nonsuits; appeals from judgment of a general district court; emergency. Permits a plaintiff to nonsuit a claim appealed from a general district court in a circuit court. As introduced, the bill was a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101573D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/28/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Read first time
02/02/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2022Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/16/2022Reported from Judiciary with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Emergency clause added
02/21/2022Read third time
02/21/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/21/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2022Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2022Emergency clause added
02/23/2022VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB782ER)
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
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 206 (effective 4/8/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0206)

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