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VAHB1624IntroSanctions; other frivolous pleadings. Provides that a court may consider other similar, previously filed pleadings, motions, or other papers filed by a person in violation of the sanctions statute in determining sanctions on the case immediately befo...
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2018-10-23
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB1167VetoJury commissioners; lists of unqualified persons provided to general registrars. Requires jury commissioners to collect the information obtained from those persons not qualified to serve as jurors as a result of (i) not being a citizen of the United ...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB108PassOrders of publication to enforce tax lien; limited-value property. Provides that an order of publication for the enforcement of a lien for taxes owed on real property that has a value of $50,000 or less need be published only once. Under current law,...
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2018-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0800)
VASB536PassMedicare, Medicaid, and CHIP; duty of in-network providers to submit claims. Extends the duty of in-network providers of health care services to submit claims to an insurer for health care provided to an individual covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or C...
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2018-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)
VASB487PassVirginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act; civil penalties; rate of inflation. Raises the amounts for the civil penalties in the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act from not less than $5,500 and not more than $11,000 to not less than $10,957 and not more...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0624)
VAHB1454PassCivil immunity; programs for probationers; nonprofit corporation officials; worksite supervisors. Extends to state personnel and nonprofit corporation employees or officials the civil immunity afforded to probation officers, court personnel, county, ...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0731)
VAHB128PassMotion or petition for rule to show cause for violation of court order. Provides that, in any civil action in a court of record, a party requesting a rule to show cause for a violation of a court order shall file a motion or petition, which may be on...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0522)
VAHB166PassClerks of court. States that the clerk of an appellate court may request paper trial court records to be forwarded to such clerk. The bill adds the Bond Book to the list of books for which a microphotographic process may be used to accomplish the rec...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)
VAHB1023PassIssuance of foreign subpoenas; clerk of court. Provides that no foreign subpoena issued in the Commonwealth pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (?§8.01-412.8 et seq.) may be issued by any person other than the applic...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0530)
VASB14PassService of process on county attorney. Removes the requirement that in an action against a supervisor, county officer, employee, or agent of the county, each member of the county board be served; instead, only the county attorney, or the clerk of the...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)
VASB71PassService of process on domestic limited liability company. Extends to domestic limited liability companies the rules for service of process on a domestic corporation.
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)
VASB535PassPersonal injury claim; disclosure of insurance policy limits. Provides that in a civil action for personal injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident, regardless of the amount of losses sustained by an injured person, an insurance company shall...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0479)
VAHB976PassCompensation for wrongful incarceration for a felony conviction. Clarifies the process by which a person who has been awarded compensation for wrongful incarceration requests the payment of a transition assistance grant of $15,000 from the Criminal F...
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2018-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0302)
VAHB1336EngrossSpoliation of evidence; jury instruction. Provides that if a party has possession, custody, or control of evidence, as specified in the bill, that such party knows or reasonably should know may be material to pending or probable litigation, and such ...
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2018-03-10
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB311PassUnlawful detainer; foreclosure. Provides that a former owner who remains in possession of a single-family residential dwelling unit on the date of a foreclosure sale becomes a tenant at sufferance. The bill further provides that the successor owner m...
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2018-03-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0255)
VAHB481PassDeferral of jury service; students. Allows a court to defer a person's jury service to a later term of court if such person is enrolled as a full-time student and is attending classes at an accredited public or private institution of higher education...
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2018-03-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0259)
VAHB1511PassService of process; investigator employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth or Indigent Defense Commission. Provides that certain investigators employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth or by the Indigent Defense Commission while engaged in the ...
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2018-03-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0238)
VASB159EngrossCommonwealth's lien for payment of medical services; limitations. Provides that a lien granted to the Commonwealth against any recovery from a third party obtained by an injured person, or the personal representative of a decedent, whose medical cost...
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2018-03-06
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB774EngrossPartition; election to purchase. Provides that a defendant in a suit for partition may elect to purchase the property at fair market value. If the election to purchase fails to close and title fails to pass to the petitioner for any reason, then the ...
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2018-03-06
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB895EngrossPunitive damages cap. Raises the punitive damages cap from $350,000 to $500,000 for any action accruing on or after July 1, 2018.
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2018-03-06
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB162PassProceeds of a sale, a partition suit, or condemnation proceeding; persons under a disability; special needs trust. Increases the amount of funds that a court can distribute, without the intervention of a fiduciary, to a person under a disability who ...
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2018-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0124)
VAHB856PassUnlawful detainer; execution of writ of possession. Permits a judge, upon request of the plaintiff, to issue a writ of possession immediately upon entry of judgment in an unlawful detainer case. The bill requires the sheriff to serve notice of the wr...
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2018-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0145)
VASB980EngrossCreating a statewide e-filing system for civil case filings. Provides that, except as otherwise provided by law, beginning July 1, 2019, no petition, pleading, motion, order, or decree filed in a civil case in a circuit court, including any agreement...
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2018-03-02
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB980EngrossCreating a statewide e-filing system for civil case filings. Provides that, except as otherwise provided by law, beginning July 1, 2019, no petition, pleading, motion, order, or decree filed in a civil case in a circuit court, including any agreement...
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2018-03-02
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1212PassPro se minors; signing of pleading, motion, or other paper by next friend. Provides that a minor who is not represented by an attorney shall sign his pleading, motion, or other paper by his next friend. The bill further provides that either or both p...
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2018-02-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0059)
VAHB70IntroImmunity of employers; employees and independent contractors convicted of a nonviolent offense; negligent hiring. Provides that no cause of action for negligent hiring against an employer shall arise solely because such employer hired an employee or ...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB87IntroPro se minors; signing of pleading, motion, or other paper by next friend. Provides that a minor who is not represented by an attorney shall sign his pleading, motion, or other paper by his next friend. The bill further provides that either or both p...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB209IntroDuty to take reasonable precautions; criminal conduct of a third party. Provides that any person owning, operating, or managing (i) a commercial property used primarily for business purposes or (ii) residential real property that is owned by a person...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB266IntroHate crimes; gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penalty. Adds gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass f...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB323IntroPersonal injury; loss of consortium claims by certain relatives. Creates a cause of action for loss of consortium, the damages for which are specified in the bill, for (i) spouses of persons, (ii) parents of minor children, and (iii) adult children o...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB385IntroHealth care providers; meeting, trial, and deposition charges. Provides that, in any case, a health care provider may only charge a patient or the patient's attorney, executor or administrator, or authorized insurer a reasonable fee on an hourly basi...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB587IntroConsumer arbitration; private arbitration company; information reporting requirement. Requires a private arbitration company, as defined in the bill, to collect, maintain, and make available to the public on a searchable website certain information r...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB642IntroLegal notices; online publications. Provides that, where any ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement is required by law to be published in a newspaper, such ordinance, resolution, notice, or advertisement may instead be published in an online...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB728IntroNewspapers; legal notices and publications; requirements. Alters the requirements for newspapers that may be used for legal notices and publications by (i) changing the publication and circulation requirement from 24 consecutive weeks to at least 50 ...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB742IntroJurisdiction of claim; plaintiff's motion to amend claim amount; transfer of matter. Provides that, where a matter is pending in either the general district court or the circuit court, upon motion of the plaintiff seeking to amend the amount of the c...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB704IntroArbitration agreements; unconscionable and unenforceable provisions; sexual harassment and sexual assault. Provides that any provision of an arbitration agreement that has the purpose or effect of concealing the details regarding a claim of sexual ha...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB858IntroScope of discovery; deposing certain corporate officers. Provides that parties to a civil action may obtain discovery regarding any matter, not privileged, that is relevant to the subject matter and proportional to the needs of the case. The bill sta...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB895IntroStatute of limitations; discovery rule. Provides that the period of limitations for filing a cause of action for injury resulting from toxic substance exposure or prescribed or over-the-counter medications accrues from the time the person knew or sho...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB719IntroHate crimes; immigration status; civil action; penalty. Adds immigration status to the bases of a victim's intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property that ...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB718IntroHate crimes; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; penalty. Adds disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault an...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB843IntroStandards for testimony of expert witnesses. Adopts two additional standards for admission of expert testimony found in Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence by (i) requiring that the expert's testimony be the product of reliable principles and m...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1203IntroNonsuits; recommencement of action. Decreases the time period in which a plaintiff who takes a voluntary nonsuit may recommence this action from six months to 14 days from the date the nonsuit was entered. The bill does not change the provision allow...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1288IntroPersonal injury actions; situations of peril created by plaintiff's negligence. Provides that a plaintiff shall not be able to recover against a defendant in a personal injury action solely due to the defendant's failure to avoid a situation of peril...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1305IntroRecovery of punitive damages. Eliminates the limitation of the total amount of punitive damages that can be awarded in an action. Current law provides that the total amount awarded for punitive damages shall not exceed $350,000.
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1309IntroProtected information; newspersons engaged in journalism. Provides that no newsperson engaged in journalism shall be compelled to testify about, disclose, or produce protected information, as defined in the bill, except when the court finds that (i) ...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1457IntroImmunity of employers and potential employers; reports of violent behavior. Provides civil immunity to an employer who makes a report to a potential employer or law-enforcement agency of violent or threatened violent behavior, as defined in the bill,...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB273IntroCivil liability for sale or transfer of a firearm; background check. Provides that a person is civilly liable for injuries to person or property or wrongful death of another caused by a third party if it can be shown that the civil defendant sold or ...
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VAHB580IntroDriver privilege cards. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an individual who has (i) reported income from Virginia sources on an individual tax return filed with the Commonwealth in the preced...
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2018-02-13
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1304IntroUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits for a claim for unins...
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2018-02-13
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1306IntroCreating a statewide e-filing system for civil case Creating a statewide e-filing system for civil case filings. Provides that, except as otherwise provided by law, beginning July 1, 2019, no petition, pleading, motion, order, or decree filed in a ci...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
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