Jurisdictional limits of courts; increases maximum civil limit of general district courts. (HB1590)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Jurisdictional limits of courts.  Increases from $15,000 to $25,000 the maximum civil jurisdictional limit of general district courts.

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Bill Has Passed


01/06/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102764D
01/06/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
01/19/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Committee substitute printed 11104347D-H1
01/19/2011Incorporates HB1446
01/21/2011Read first time
01/24/2011Read second time
01/24/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104347D-H1
01/24/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1590H1
01/25/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/25/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1590H1)
02/09/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Read third time
02/14/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1590ER)
02/16/2011Signed by Speaker
02/16/2011Signed by President
02/22/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1590ER)
02/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 14 (effective 7/1/11)
02/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0014)


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 45 seconds.


ppradoslaw writes:

An increase in the jurisdictional limit is long overdue. Civil litigants should have a right to cheaper and faster access to the civil justice system. Good job by Del. Iaquinto and Sen. McEachin for proposing this change.