VA SB545 | 2018 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on April 6 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-06 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

Summary

Court reporters; prohibited actions; civil penalties. Establishes ethical standards and requirements for the provision of court reporting services, including prohibiting providers of court reporting services from (i) entering into contracts for more than one case, action, or legal proceeding with a party to an action, insurance company, third-party administrator, or any other person or entity that has a financial interest in the case, action, or legal proceeding; (ii) giving an economic advantage to one side that is not offered to the other; (iii) having a financial interest in the action; (iv) entering into an agreement for court reporting services that restricts an attorney from using the court reporter or court reporting services provider of the attorney's choosing; (v) allowing the format, content, or body of a certified transcript as submitted by the court reporter to be manipulated in a manner that increases the cost of the transcript; and (vi) providing additional advocacy or litigation support services. The bill provides that a person harmed by a violation of these standards may file a complaint with the administrative body, court, or administrative tribunal in which the action upon which the legal proceeding is based is pending or scheduled to be heard. The bill provides that the court reporter or court reporting services provider alleged to have violated such standards shall be given notice and a right to be heard on any such complaint, with the right of appeal or review. The bill further provides that a person who violates these standards is subject to a civil penalty of $500 for a first offense, $750 for a second offense, and $1,000 for a third and any subsequent offense, which shall be paid to the state treasury and credited to the Legal Aid Services Fund within the Virginia State Bar fund.

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Title

Court reporters or court reporting services provider; prohibited actions, civil penalties.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2018-03-05 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (74-Y 25-N) (Y: 74 N: 25 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-03-05 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 24-N) (Y: 74 N: 24 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-03-05 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N) (Y: 38 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-28 - Senate - Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-28 - Senate - Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (Y: 0 N: 40 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2018-02-28 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 20-N) (Y: 79 N: 20 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-28 - House - House: VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (96-Y 0-N) (Y: 96 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-28 - House - House: VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (95-Y 0-N) (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-27 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (11-Y 10-N) (Y: 11 N: 10 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2018-02-26 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N) (Y: 6 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-23 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 5-N) (Y: 13 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-19 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-08 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (Y: 35 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-08 - Senate - Senate: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-08 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (Y: 36 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Amendments 1-7 by Senator Reeves rejected (14-Y 26-N) (Y: 14 N: 26 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2018-02-06 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (Y: 14 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2018-04-06 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
2018-04-06 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 783 (effective 7/1/18)
2018-03-15 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
2018-03-15SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
2018-03-09SenateSigned by President
2018-03-07HouseSigned by Speaker
2018-03-07SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB545ER)
2018-03-07SenateEnrolled
2018-03-05HouseVOTE: ADOPTION #2 (74-Y 25-N)
2018-03-05HouseConference report agreed to by House (74-Y 25-N)
2018-03-05HouseReconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
2018-03-05HouseVOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 24-N)
2018-03-05HouseConference report agreed to by House (74-Y 24-N)
2018-03-05SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N)
2018-03-05SenateConference substitute printed 18107996D-S2
2018-03-05 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2018-02-28HouseDelegates: Habeeb, Leftwich, Toscano
2018-02-28HouseConferees appointed by House
2018-02-28SenateSenators: Obenshain, Stanley, Petersen
2018-02-28SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2018-02-28SenateSenate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-28HouseHouse requested conference committee
2018-02-28HouseHouse insisted on substitute
2018-02-28SenateHouse substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
2018-02-28HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 20-N)
2018-02-28HousePassed House with substitute (79-Y 20-N)
2018-02-28HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute SB545H1
2018-02-28HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 18107324D-H1
2018-02-28HouseRead third time
2018-02-28HouseVOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (96-Y 0-N)
2018-02-28HouseTaken up out of order pursuant to House Rule 52 (96-Y 0-N)
2018-02-28HouseVOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (95-Y 0-N)
2018-02-28HouseConstitutional reading dispensed (95-Y 0-N)
2018-02-27HouseReported from Appropriations (11-Y 10-N)
2018-02-26HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
2018-02-26HouseAssigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
2018-02-23HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2018-02-23HouseCommittee substitute printed 18107324D-H1
2018-02-23HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 5-N)
2018-02-19HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
2018-02-15HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
2018-02-14HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-02-14HouseRead first time
2018-02-14HousePlaced on Calendar
2018-02-08SenatePassed Senate (35-Y 5-N)
2018-02-08SenateReconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-08SenateRead third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)
2018-02-07SenatePrinted as engrossed 18106696D-ES1
2018-02-07SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB545ES1
2018-02-07SenateAmendment #8 by Senator Obenshain agreed to
2018-02-07SenateReading of amendment waived
2018-02-07SenateAmendments 1-7 by Senator Reeves rejected (14-Y 26-N)
2018-02-07SenateReading of amendments waived
2018-02-07SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 18106696D-S1
2018-02-07SenateReading of substitute waived
2018-02-07SenateRead second time
2018-02-06SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-05SenateCommittee substitute printed 18106696D-S1
2018-02-05SenateReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
2018-01-09SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-01-09SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104488D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1711000(n/a)See Bill Text
1711006(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

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