A House subcommittee on Monday effectively killed legislation that would have slowed Virginia’s foreclosure process, including one from Del. Bob Marshall, R-Prince Willaim, that would extend the notice a homeowner is given on a pending foreclosure beyond the current 14 days.

“This assembly should have acted now,” Marshall said. “I’m not asking to solve every problem with respect to [foreclosures].”

Marshall also wants banks to maintain mortgage records with county Clerks of Court, rather than a private electronic database, to ensure that homeowners know who owns their mortgage.

Marshall had broken with the banking lobby, as well as with House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford, in his support of the bill.

Sens. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, and Donald McEachin, D-Richmond, have introduced separate legislation that would slow what Petersen calls "drive-by" foreclosures and which remain alive in the General Assembly.