Small claims court; increases ceiling of jurisdictional amount. (HB1201)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Courts not of record; jurisdiction of small claims court. Increases from $2,000 to $5,000 the ceiling of the jurisdictional amount of a small claims court. Read the Bill »


03/23/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066657424
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Committee substitute printed 062468424-H1
01/31/2006Read first time
02/01/2006Read second time
02/01/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062468424-H1
02/01/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1201H1
02/02/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Communicated to Senate
02/03/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1201ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 141 (effective 7/1/06)
03/31/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0141)