Special counsel; contingency fees for those employed by a state agency. (SB926)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of the Attorney General; employment of special counsel. Limits the contingency fee that may be charged by special counsel employed by a state agency, depending on the amount recovered. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104273D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB926)
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (10-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106882D-S1
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106882D-S1
02/09/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB926S1
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB926S1)
02/12/2018Passed by temporarily
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/26/2018Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/26/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/27/2018Fiscal impact review from JLARC (SB926S1)
02/27/2018Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (95-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Taken up out of order pursuant to House Rule 52 (96-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Defeated by House (46-Y 51-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: DEFEATED (46-Y 51-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
02/28/2018Passed by temporarily
02/28/2018Passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB926ER)
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB926ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/05/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Vetoed by Governor
04/18/2018Senate sustained Governor's veto (19-Y 20-N)
04/18/2018Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto