Motor Vehicle Transaction Recovery Fund; provides riteria for awarding of attorney fees. (HB1779)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor Vehicle Transaction Recovery Fund. Provides criteria for the awarding of attorney fees from the Fund. The bill also excludes from the amount of any unpaid final judgment on which a claim against the Fund is based any sums for "noneconomic damages," which is defined as "any loss or damage for pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, physical injury or impairment, comfort, counseling, or other nonpecuniary injury." Read the Bill »


03/25/2007: signed by governor


12/28/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078462276
12/28/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/2007Assigned Transportation sub: #1 (Welch)
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1779)
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/26/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1779E
01/26/2007Printed as engrossed 078462276-E
01/29/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2007Communicated to Senate
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1779E)
02/12/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Read third time
02/13/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2007Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Placed on Calendar
02/15/2007Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1779ER)
02/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1779ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
03/25/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 826 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0826)