Covenants not to compete; physicians. (SB779)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Covenants not to compete; physicians. Declares that any covenant not to compete that restricts the right of a physician to practice medicine upon the termination of an employment contract is void. A similar prohibition applies to noncompetition provisions triggered by a physician's dissociation from, or the termination or dissolution of, a business entity. The measure provides that all other provisions of the employment contract or other agreement are enforceable, including provisions that require the payment of damages in an amount that is reasonably related to the injury suffered by reason of termination of the employment contract or the dissociation from or the termination or dissolution of a business entity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100567D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2018Passed by for the day
01/29/2018Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/29/2018Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed to LIS only 18106721D-S1
02/05/2018Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.