Sanctions; improper purpose, claims filed in retaliation for certain actions. (HB628)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sanctions; improper purpose; claims filed in retaliation for certain actions. Provides that for the purpose of awarding sanctions improper purpose includes certain claims filed in retaliation for or in order to discourage actions taken by victims of violence to obtain an order of protection or criminal charges based on such conduct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101606D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (71-Y 28-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (71-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/19/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (7-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)

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