Legal notices and publications; online-only news publications, requirements. (SB157)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

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

Description

Legal notices and publications; online-only news publications; requirements. Provides that, where any ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement is required by law to be published in a newspaper, such ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement instead may be published in an online-only news publication subject to certain requirements specified in the bill. The bill sets out a process by which an online-only news publication shall petition the circuit court of the appropriate jurisdiction to publish such ordinances, resolutions, notices, or advertisements and authorizes the court to grant such online-only news publication the authority to publish such ordinances, resolutions, notices, or advertisements for a period of one year. The bill also describes the process by which an online-only news publication may continue renewing such authority to publish in each successive year. This bill is identical to HB 264. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104298D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2024Moved from Judiciary to Courts of Justice due to a change of the committee name
01/17/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2024Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Read second time
02/21/2024Read third time
02/21/2024Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/21/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Enrolled
02/26/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB157ER)
02/26/2024Signed by Speaker
02/28/2024Signed 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
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 341 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB264.

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