Senate Bill 1309 (Chapter 594) signed by the governor March 16 and effective May 1, 2019 provides for filing in the office of the Clerk of the Stock Corporation Commission a certificate of assumed or fictitious name and eliminates the existing requirement to file an assumed name certificate with the circuit court clerk.  The bill text can be accessed at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+ful+SB1309ER

Virginia – Senate Bill Amends where Assumed or Fictitious Names are Filed