Signing of pleadings, motions, and other papers; electronic signatures. (HB171)

Introduced By

Del. Karen Keys-Gamarra (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Signing of pleadings, motions, and other papers; electronic signatures. Clarifies that an electronic signature or a digital image of a signature shall satisfy the requirement in current law that every pleading, motion, or other paper of a party be signed by at least one attorney of record. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/02/2024Committee
01/02/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102426D
01/02/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2024Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/22/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Read first time
01/31/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read third time
02/19/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Enrolled
02/21/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB171ER)
02/21/2024Signed by Speaker
02/24/2024Signed by President
02/26/2024Signed by President
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 20 (effective 7/1/24)
03/08/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0020)

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