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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
VASB415IntroJurisdiction 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB791IntroImmunity 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB613IntroDeposition of local governing body. Provides that when a local governing body is named as a deponent, it shall designate one or more members of such body to serve as a deponent on its behalf. The bill provides that such designee and his testimony sha...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB753IntroStandards 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB481IntroNonsuits; 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB17IntroUninsured 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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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB800IntroCivil action for trespass; vicarious liability. Provides that any person arrested for or convicted of criminal trespass shall be liable for any property damage caused during the commission of such trespass. The bill also provides that any person who ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB590IntroScope 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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2018-11-30
To Senate 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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2018-11-30
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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