Appeals bond; removes requirement for indigent parties to post, appeal of unlawful detainer. (SB474)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


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 HB 614. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102455D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB474)
02/14/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Committee substitute printed 22105634D-S1
02/15/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB474S1)
02/15/2022Read second time
02/15/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105634D-S1
02/15/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB474S1
02/15/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Passed by for the day
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Passed House (65-Y 35-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (65-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB474ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB474ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (19-Y 21-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: HB614.