Legal malpractice; estate planning. (SB1140)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Legal malpractice; estate planning. Provides that the statute of limitations for legal malpractice related to estate planning is five years if the legal representation was based on a written contract and three years if the legal representation was based on an unwritten contract. The bill provides that the accrual date for such an action is the date of completion of the representation. The bill further provides that a person who is not party to the representation shall have standing to maintain such an action only if there is a written agreement between the individual who is the subject of the estate planning and the defendant that expressly grants standing to such person. This bill is in response to Thorsen v. Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 786 S.E.2d 453 (Va. 2016). Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102880D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Enrolled
02/14/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1140ER)
02/14/2017Signed by Speaker
02/15/2017Signed by President
02/15/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 93 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 93 (effective - see bill)
02/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0093)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1617.