Real estate settlement agents; choice of settlement agent. (SB775)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patrons Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real estate settlement agents; emergency. Clarifies that a seller shall not be prohibited from retaining a licensed attorney to represent his interests and provide legal advice pertaining to escrow, closing, or settlement services. This bill is declarative of existing law. The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to HB 1364. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


02/11/2022Presented and ordered printed 22106501D
02/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/12/22 22106501D
02/11/2022Unanimous consent to introduce
02/11/2022Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 22106501D
02/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/22/2022Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read second time
02/25/2022Read third time
02/25/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB775ER)
03/01/2022Signed by Speaker
03/02/2022Signed 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
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 670 (effective 4/11/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0670)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1364.

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