Insurance policy limits; disclosure, homeowners or personal injury liability insurance. (HB1641)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disclosure of insurance policy limits; homeowners or personal injury liability insurance; personal injury and wrongful death actions. Allows an injured person, the personal representative of a decedent, or an attorney representing either to request the disclosure of the liability limits of a homeowners insurance policy or personal injury liability insurance policy prior to filing a civil action for personal injuries or wrongful death from injuries sustained at the residence of another person. The party requesting this information shall provide the insurer with (i) the date the injury was sustained; (ii) the address of the residence at which the injury was sustained; (iii) the name of the owner of the residence; (iv) the claim number, if available; (v) for personal injury actions, the injured person's medical records, medical bills, and wage-loss documentation pertaining to the injury; and (vi) for wrongful death actions, (a) the decedent's death certificate; (b) the certificate of qualification of the personal representative of the decedent's estate; (c) the names and relationship of the statutory beneficiaries of the decedent; (d) medical bills, if any; and (e) a description of the source, amount, and payment history of the claimed income loss for each beneficiary. The bill provides that in personal injury actions, the insurer only has to disclose liability limits if the amount of the injured person's medical bills and wage losses equals or exceeds 12,500. The bill also provides that disclosure of a policy's limits shall not constitute an admission that the alleged injury is subject to the policy. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100466D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Read third time
02/08/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1641ER)
02/10/2017Signed by Speaker
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/13/17
02/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 20, 2017
02/17/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 44 (effective 7/1/17)
02/17/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0044)