Jurisdictional limits of courts; increases maximum civil limit of general district courts (SB774)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)

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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/14/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101886D
12/14/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/24/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2011Committee substitute printed 11104340D-S1
02/01/2011Reported from Finance (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB774S1)
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104340D-S1
02/03/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB774S1
02/04/2011Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Placed on Calendar
02/08/2011Read first time
02/08/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read second time
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2011Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2011Passed House with amendment (98-Y 1-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Enrolled
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB774ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB774ER)
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 702 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

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 Sen. McEachin for proposing this change.