Expert witnesses; no fees shall be charged by government officer and employees. (SB618)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expert witnesses; government officer and employees; fees. Provides that no officer or employee of the Commonwealth or of any locality or political subdivision thereof who is called to testify as an expert witness shall charge a fee for providing such testimony, whether at trial or in a deposition. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103564D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Committee substitute printed 18105757D-S1
01/24/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB618S1)
02/07/2018Stricken at request of Patron in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)