Assumed/fictitious name certificate; conforms 1/1/2020 as date where certificates are to be filed. (HB1925)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assumed or fictitious name certificates. Conforms January 1, 2020, as the date when certificates of assumed or fictitious name are to be filed centrally with the clerk of the State Corporation Commission rather than with the clerk of court. A provision of existing law provides that central filing of such certificates is scheduled to commence May 1, 2019. Changing that date from May 1, 2019, to January 1, 2020, will conform the commencement of central filing to the date set by legislation enacted in the 2018 Session of the General Assembly. The measure has an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/19 19101897D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/09/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB1925)
01/10/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2019Read first time
01/15/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/16/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/16/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Passed by for the day
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1925ER)
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB1925ER)
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 464 (effective 3/18/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0464)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This is a fine idea. I've never understood why this is fragmented among Clerks of Court.