Remedies; increases cap on recovery in certain medical malpractice actions. (SB771)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

Medical malpractice cap.  Sets the maximum amount recoverable in a medical malpractice action arising from an act or acts of malpractice occurring on or after July 1, 2012, at $2.05 million. Currently the limit is $2 million. The $2.05 million limit will increase by $50,000 annually each July 1 thereafter until July 1, 2031, which shall be the final annual increase. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/08/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100865D
12/08/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/26/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Committee substitute printed 11104063D-S1
01/28/2011Passed by for the day
01/31/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Read second time
02/01/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104063D-S1
02/01/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB771S1
02/02/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2011Committee substitute printed 11105269D-H1
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read second time
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105269D-H1
02/24/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB771H1
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute (92-Y 6-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Title replaced 11105269D-H1
03/03/2011Enrolled
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB771ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/29/2011G Vetoed by Governor
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Passed by temporarily
04/06/2011Passed in enrolled form (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Governor's veto overridden (92-Y 6-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Bill became law, Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)

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 35 seconds.