Jurisdiction of claim; plaintiff's motion to amend claim amount, transfer of matter. (HB2289)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Jurisdiction of claim; plaintiff's motion to amend claim amount; transfer of matter. Provides that, where a matter is pending in either the general district court or the circuit court, upon motion of the plaintiff seeking to amend the amount of the claim, the court shall order transfer of the matter to the court having jurisdiction over the claim without requiring a dismissal of the claim or a nonsuit. The bill further provides that, where such an amended claim provides the general district court and the circuit court with concurrent jurisdiction over such a claim, the court shall transfer the matter to either the general district court or the circuit court, as directed by the plaintiff, provided that such court otherwise has jurisdiction over the matter. The bill further provides that, except for good cause shown, no such order of transfer shall issue unless the motion to amend and transfer is made at least 10 days before trial. The bill further provides that the plaintiff shall pay filing and other fees to the clerk of the court to which the case is transferred, prepare and present the order of transfer to the transferring court for entry, and provide a certified copy of the transfer order to the receiving court. Amends § 16.1-77, § 8.01-195.4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/14/2019: Passed the Senate


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101784D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Passed by for the day
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Floor substitute printed 19106908D-S1 (Obenshain)
02/14/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2019Substitute by Senator Obenshain agreed to 19106908D-S1
02/14/2019Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2289S1
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Placed on Calendar
02/18/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106908D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2289ER)

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