Insurance policy limits; allows personal representative of estate of decedent to request disclosure. (SB427)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil procedure; disclosure of insurance liability limits.  Allows the personal representative of the estate of a decedent who died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, or his attorney, to request the disclosure of the liability limits of an insurance policy prior to filing a civil action for wrongful death resulting from a motor vehicle accident. The party requesting this information shall provide the insurer with (i) the date of the accident, (ii) the name and last known address of the alleged tortfeasor, (iii) a copy of the accident report, if any, (iv) the claim number, if available, and (v) the decedent's medical death certificate, medical bills, if any, statutory beneficiaries' names and relationships, and, if a claim for pecuniary loss by one or more beneficiaries is anticipated, work and earnings history, if any. The bill also provides that disclosure of a policy's limits shall not constitute an admission that the alleged injury is subject to the policy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103749D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10104622D-S1
02/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Read second time
02/10/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104622D-S1
02/10/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB427S1
02/11/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/22/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10105577D-H1
03/02/2010Read second time
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105577D-H1
03/03/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB427H1
03/03/2010Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Title replaced 10105577D-H1
03/12/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB427ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/10/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 354 (effective 7/1/10)
04/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0354)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.