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

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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

  Amends § 16.1-77, § 43-34, § 8.01-195.4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/06/2011Committee
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)
02/16/2011Enrolled
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)

Video

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.

Comments

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.