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

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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)
03/03/2011Bill 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)


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.


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.