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VAHB2289PassJurisdiction 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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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)
VASB1080PassRevision of Title 55. Creates proposed Title 55.1 (Property and Conveyances) as a revision of existing Title 55 (Property and Conveyances). Proposed Title 55.1 consists of 29 chapters divided into five subtitles: Subtitle I (Property Conveyances), Su...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0712)
VAHB2007PassEviction; writs of possession and eviction. Changes the terminology from writ of possession to writ of eviction for the writ executed by a sheriff to recover real property pursuant to an order of possession. The bill specifies that an order of posses...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)
VASB1619PassSpoliation of evidence. Establishes that a party or potential litigant has a duty to preserve evidence that may be relevant to reasonably foreseeable litigation. The bill further provides that a court (i) upon finding prejudice to another party from ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
VASB1724PassEmployment records; written request from employee; subpoena duces tecum; penalty for failure to provide. Provides that an employer shall furnish a copy of certain employment records or papers within 30 days of receipt of a written request of a curren...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0733)
VASB1638PassNewspapers; legal notice 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 o...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0635)
VAHB1675PassServicemembers Civil Relief Act; attorney fees. Provides that, where the appointment of counsel is necessary pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, any attorney fees assessed shall not exceed $125, unless the court deems a higher amount app...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)
VAHB1817PassPromoting travel for prostitution; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any travel agent to knowingly promote travel services for the purposes of prostitution or certain offenses involving minors that require registration on the Sex Offender a...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)
VAHB1814PassDeferral of jury service; persons who have legal custody of and are responsible for the care of a child. Provides that a court may defer or limit jury service of persons who have legal custody of and are responsible for a child or children 16 years o...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0518)
VAHB1924PassSummons to compel attendance before commissioner of another state. Removes the authorization of a summons to compel attendance of a citizen of the Commonwealth before commissioners or other persons appointed by authority of another state when the sum...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0519)
VAHB2137PassPersons who are deaf or hard of hearing; terminology. Replaces the term "hearing impaired" and its variations with "deaf or hard of hearing" and "hearing loss" throughout the Code of Virginia. The bill also renames the Virginia Hearing Impairment Ide...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)
VASB1543PassWrongful death beneficiaries; parents who received support or services from the deceased for necessaries. Adds parents who received support or services from the deceased for necessaries within 12 months prior to the decedent's death to the primary li...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0328)
VAHB2242PassStatute of limitations; action based on an unsigned, written contract. Provides that the statute of limitations for an action based on an unsigned, written contract is three years after the cause of action has accrued. This bill is a recommendation o...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0241)
VASB1448PassEviction; writs of possession and eviction. Changes the terminology from writ of possession to writ of eviction for the writ executed by a sheriff to recover real property pursuant to an order of possession. The bill specifies that an order of posses...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0180)
VAHB2044FailMedical records; subpoena duces tecum; additional time to comply. Provides that a health care provider may make a written request to the party requesting the subpoena duces tecum or the party on whose behalf the subpoena was issued for such party's c...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1820PassNondisclosure or confidentiality agreement; sexual assault; condition of employment. Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or a prospective employee to execute or renew any provision in a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement that has...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0131)
VAHB1922PassSummons for unlawful detainer; initial hearing; subsequent filings; termination notice. Provides that if an initial hearing on a summons for unlawful detainer cannot be held within 21 days from the date of filing, it shall be held as soon as practica...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0132)
VAHB1955PassAppellate damages. Specifies that when any judgment is affirmed, whether in whole or in part, damages shall be awarded to the appellee on the portion of the judgment affirmed. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference.
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0134)
VASB1486PassSummary judgment; limited use of discovery depositions and affidavits. Allows for the limited use of discovery depositions and affidavits in support of or in opposition to a motion for summary judgment, provided that the only parties to the action ar...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0128)
VASB1627PassSummons for unlawful detainer; initial hearing; subsequent filings; termination notice. Provides that if an initial hearing on a summons for unlawful detainer cannot be held within 21 days from the date of filing, it shall be held as soon as practica...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0130)
VASB1069PassHabeas corpus. Reorganizes, updates outdated language, and removes unused provisions in several writ of habeas corpus statutes. The bill clarifies certain procedural issues such as service, venue, amendments for failure to name a proper party respond...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0048)
VAHB1767PassWrongful death beneficiaries; parents who received support or services from the deceased for necessaries. Adds parents who received support or services from the deceased for necessaries within 12 months prior to the decedent's death to the primary li...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)
VASB1457PassDeposition of corporate officer. Provides that when an officer, as defined in the bill, who is called as a deposition witness files a motion for a protective order because the discovery sought by the deposition is obtainable from some other source th...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0050)
VASB1117EngrossUninsured 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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2019-02-14
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (19-Y 3-N)
VAHB1624EngrossSanctions; 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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2019-02-13
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N)
VAHB1909PassHabeas corpus. Reorganizes, updates outdated language, and removes unused provisions in several writ of habeas corpus statutes. The bill clarifies certain procedural issues such as service, venue, amendments for failure to name a proper party respond...
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2019-02-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0008)
VAHB2197PassSummary judgment; limited use of discovery depositions and affidavits. Allows for the limited use of discovery depositions and affidavits in support of or in opposition to a motion for summary judgment, provided that the only parties to the action ar...
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2019-02-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0010)
VAHB2167PassDeposition of corporate officer. Provides that when an officer, as defined in the bill, who is called as a deposition witness files a motion for a protective order because the discovery sought by the deposition is obtainable from some other source th...
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2019-02-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0009)
VAHB1843IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individ...
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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1888IntroLimitations period; sexual abuse. Eliminates the civil statute of limitations period for injury resulting from sexual abuse occurring during the infancy or incapacity of the abused person.
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2025IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individ...
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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB2027IntroAction against parents for minor knowingly possessing a firearm on school property; civil liability. Creates a civil cause of action against the parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis of a minor for injury to the...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2111IntroImmunity from civil liability; abuse of process, malicious prosecution, or intentional infliction of emotional distress; statements made in the course of judicial proceedings or communications made relating to criminal conduct. Adds statements made i...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2250IntroProtected 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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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2415IntroBusiness records electronically registered on a blockchain self-authenticating. Creates a rebuttable presumption that a business record electronically registered on a blockchain is a self-authenticating document for certain facts. The bill provides t...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2472IntroHate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penalty. Adds gender, disability, 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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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2684IntroHate 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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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2713IntroDeath with Dignity Act; penalties. Allows an adult who Death with Dignity Act; penalties. Allows an adult who has been determined by an attending physician and consulting physician to be suffering from a terminal condition to request medication for t...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1356IntroVirginia Lottery Board; rename as Virginia Lottery and Virginia Lottery Board; rename as Virginia Lottery and Sports Wagering Commission; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Renames the Virginia Lottery Board as the Virginia Lotte...
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2019-01-31
Passed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (16-Y 0-N)
VASB1309IntroImmunity 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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2019-01-30
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N)
VASB1441IntroVirginia Board for Court Reporters. Creates the Virginia Board for Court Reporters (the Board) as an independent board to regulate court reporting services in the state. Beginning July 1, 2020, no person may engage in or offer to engage in work as a ...
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2019-01-30
Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N)
VASB1190IntroUniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Creates the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, which preserves the right of a cotenant to sell his interest in inherited real estate, while ensuring that the other cotenants will have the necessary due p...
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2019-01-28
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 5-N)
VASB1682IntroEmployment records; written request from employee; subpoena duces tecum; penalty for failure to provide. Provides that an employer shall furnish a copy of certain employment records or papers within 30 days of receipt of a written request of a curren...
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2019-01-23
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
VASB1641IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individual tax return filed with the Commonwealth in th...
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2019-01-23
Incorporated by Transportation
VASB1740IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individ...
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2019-01-23
Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 7-N)
VASB1438IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Provides that when a landlord as plaintiff requests that an initial hearing on a summons for unlawful detainer be set on a date later than 21 days from the filing of such summons, the initial hearing shal...
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2019-01-21
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1084IntroUse of firearm in commission of crime; civil liability. Provides that a person may be held civilly liable for injury to the person or property of another or for wrongful death resulting from the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime if it can...
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2019-01-16
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N)
VASB1375IntroHate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penalty. Adds gender, disability, 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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2019-01-14
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 8-N)
VASB380IntroPersonal 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB694IntroBystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a vic...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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