Civil relief; citizens furloughed or otherwise not receiving wages, etc. (SB1737)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil relief; citizens of the Commonwealth furloughed or otherwise not receiving wages or payments due to partial closure of the federal government. Provides a 30-day stay of eviction and foreclosure proceedings for tenants, homeowners, and owners who rent to a tenant a one-family to four-family residential dwelling unit who request a stay and provide written proof, defined in the bill, that they are (i) an employee of the United States government, (ii) an independent contractor for the United States government, or (iii) an employee of a company under contract with the United States government who was furloughed or was or is otherwise not receiving wages or payments as a result of the partial closure of the United States government beginning on December 22, 2018. The bill has an expiration date of September 30, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 19103875D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/17/2019Introduced bill reprinted 19103875D
01/28/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed 19105943D-S1
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105943D-S1
01/31/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1737S1
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1737S1)
02/01/2019Read third time and defeated by Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Requires 32 affirmative votes for passage
02/01/2019Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Passed by for the day
02/04/2019Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2019Amendments by Senator McPike agreed to
02/04/2019Emergency clause deleted
02/04/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1737ES1
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19105943D-ES1
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1737ES1)
02/14/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/14/2019Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19107004D-H1
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19107004D-H1
02/19/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1737H1
02/19/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/19/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Title replaced 19107004D-H1
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1737H1)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1737ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1737ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2019Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/03/2019G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2019Reenrolled bill text (SB1737ER2)
04/03/2019Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2019Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2019Enacted, Chapter 847 (effective 4/3/19)
04/03/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0847)