Fiduciaries; actions or suits involving. (HB1193)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Actions or suits involving fiduciaries; style of the case; amendment of pleading.  Provides that in any action or suit required to be prosecuted or defended by or in the name of a fiduciary, the style of the case in regard to the fiduciary must be substantially in the following form: "(Name of the subject of the fiduciary relationship) through (Name of fiduciary), (type of fiduciary relationship)." Failure to comply with this form does not affect the validity of any judgment or pleading, and pleadings that are not in the proper form shall be amended on the motion of any party or on the court's own motion. The provisions of the bill apply to any action or suit pending as of the effective date of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103293D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Read first time
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB1193E
02/01/2010Printed as engrossed 10103293D-E
02/02/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105879D-S1
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105879D-S1
03/10/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1193S1
03/10/2010Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Placed on Calendar
03/11/2010Senate substitute rejected by House 10105879D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Senate requested conference committee
03/11/2010House acceded to request
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/2010Senators: Reynolds, Deeds, Obenshain
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/11/2010Delegates: Griffith, Athey, Barlow
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/13/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1193ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 437 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0437)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.