Trial by jury in a civil case; demand, pleading. (HB1039)

Introduced By

Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Jury trial of right; demand; pleading. Provides that unless waived, any demand for a trial by jury made in any pleading filed with the court shall be sufficient, with no further hearing, notice, or order, to proceed with trial by a jury.The bill also reduces from $100 to $25 the minimum dollar amount necessarily sought in order for the whole matter to be heard by the court absent a waiver of a jury trial. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101756D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/20/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Read first time
01/30/2014Passed by for the day
01/31/2014Read second time
01/31/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2014Amendment by Delegate Morrissey rejected
01/31/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB1039E
01/31/2014Printed as engrossed 14101756D-E
02/03/2014Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1039E)
02/17/2014Read third time
02/17/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/17/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/2014Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014Placed on Calendar
02/19/2014Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1039ER)
02/21/2014Signed by Speaker
02/23/2014Signed by President
02/28/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1039ER)
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 172 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0172)
03/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 172 (effective 7/1/14)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.