Civil actions; actions filed on behalf of multiple 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 »


01/27/2021: passed 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)

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