Punitive damages; injury by intoxicated drivers, admission of evidence. (SB728)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Punitive damages; injury by intoxicated drivers; admission of evidence. Provides that, when considering awards for punitive damages in civil actions for personal injury or death resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, the finder of fact may consider evidence of the defendant's similar conduct subsequent to the date of the personal injury or death. Read the Bill »


03/10/2016: Passed the General Assembly


01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104140D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Committee substitute printed 16105333D-S1
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Read second time
02/10/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105333D-S1
02/10/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB728S1
02/11/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/15/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
02/16/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
03/02/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Read second time
03/07/2016Read third time
03/07/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTES (96-Y 0-N)
03/07/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB728ER)
03/08/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016