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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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