SB498: Conveyances of property; acceptance by clerk's office for recordation.


SENATE BILL NO. 498
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee for Courts of Justice
on March 2, 2022)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Lewis)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 55.1-602.1, relating to certain deeds accepted by clerk of the court; presumption as to form.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 55.1-602.1 as follows:

§ 55.1-602.1. Presumption that certain deeds accepted by clerk of the court are valid and correct as to form.

There shall be a presumption by state and local governmental agencies and offices that deeds accepted by the clerk of the court in the county or city in which the property is located are valid and correct as to form. There shall be no such presumption for matters litigated in federal courts or courts of the Commonwealth.

The provisions of this section shall in no way abrogate the common law regarding the transfer of legal title by delivery of a deed between the parties to such deed.


SENATE BILL NO. 498
Senate Amendments in [ ] – January 27, 2022
Prefiled January 12, 2022
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 55.1-602.1, relating to conveyances of property; acceptance by clerk's office for recordation.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Lewis

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 55.1-602.1 as follows:

§ 55.1-602.1. Presumption that title to property transfers upon acceptance of deed for recordation by clerk.

There shall be a presumption for other state and local governmental agency [ and office ] purposes that title to property transfers to the grantee upon acceptance of a deed conveying such property by the clerk of court in the county or city in which the property is located. There shall be no such presumption for matters litigated in federal courts or courts of the Commonwealth.

SENATE BILL NO. 498

Offered January 12, 2022
Prefiled January 12, 2022
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 55.1-602.1, relating to conveyances of property; acceptance by clerk's office for recordation.
Patron-- Lewis

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 55.1-602.1 as follows:

§ 55.1-602.1. Presumption that title to property transfers upon acceptance of deed for recordation by clerk.

There shall be a presumption for other state and local governmental agency purposes that title to property transfers to the grantee upon acceptance of a deed conveying such property by the clerk of court in the county or city in which the property is located. There shall be no such presumption for matters litigated in federal courts or courts of the Commonwealth.