Virginia entered a bill into the Senate which would eliminate the prohibition of process on Sundays.
Sponsored by Senator Jennifer Wexton, the bill was introduced on December 21, 2015 but was defeated in the Courts of Justice (6-Y 9-N). The bill called for the repeal of §8.01-289 of the Code of Virginia.
Virginia isn’t the only state which prohibits service on Sundays. Other states which don’t allow service on Sundays includes:
- New York
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Allowing service to be completed on Sundays would provide a valuable and much-needed weekend day to complete service. Many individuals who are not home on the weekdays tend to be home on the weekend, particularly in the morning hours or Sunday evenings.
Virginia currently has its own process server association, the Commonwealth of Virginia Association of Professional Process Servers (CoVAPPS).
Here is the full text of the original bill: https://legiscan.com/VA/text/SB75/2016