Statutory agents; service of process. (HB794)

Introduced By

Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Statutory agents; service of process. Adds the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission to the definition of "statutory agent" when such Clerk is appointed for the purpose of service of process on any individual, corporation, or limited partnership. The bill further applies certain methods of service of process currently applicable to limited liability corporations to nonstock corporations and domestic stock corporations. The bill provides that domestic or foreign limited liability partnerships may be served by personal service on its registered agent as directed by applicable provisions of Title 50 (Partnerships). The bill further provides that whenever the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission is appointed as the statutory agent service shall be deemed sufficient upon the person or entity being served and shall be effective on the date when service is made on the Clerk, provided, however, that the time for such person or entity to respond to process sent by the Clerk shall run from the date when the certificate of compliance is filed. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »


According to this fiscal impact statement, there is no fiscal impact or cost associated with the legislation (HB794) on the State Corporation Commission.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102439D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2024Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/22/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB794)
01/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/30/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/28/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB794ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 454 (effective 7/1/24)

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