Civil actions; actions filed on behalf of multiple similarly situated persons. (SB1180)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons. Provides that a circuit court may enter an order joining, coordinating, consolidating, or transferring civil actions upon finding that separate civil actions brought by a plaintiff on behalf of multiple similarly situated persons involve common questions of law or fact and arise out of the same transaction, occurrence, or series of transactions or occurrences. The bill requires the Supreme Court to promulgate rules no later than November 1, 2021, governing such actions. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102394D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/27/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103326D-S1
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103326D-S1
02/01/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2021Amendments by Senator Surovell agreed to
02/01/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1180ES1
02/01/2021Printed as engrossed 21103326D-ES1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1180ES1)
02/18/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/19/2021Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
02/20/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2021Left in Courts of Justice