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CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEDURE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(CD) Carried over from 2002 session but died in committee on or before December 9th


Alcohol samples; use of certificate of forensic scientist as evidence. Amending  4.1-352. (Patron-Almand, HB 1918 (Chapter 130))
Alcoholic beverages; venue for prosecution for underage possession or consumption. Amending  4.1-305. (Patron-Bell, HB 2000 (Chapter 845))
Anonymous participation in court cases; provisions. Adding 8.01-15.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 540 (CD))
Arbitration Act, Uniform; created, abolishing previous provisions. Adding  8.01-581.017 through 8.01-581.046; repealing 8.01-581.01 through 8.01-581.016. (Patron-Edwards, SB 307 (CD))
Asbestos; consolidation of cases, appeals. Amending  8.01-374.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 1616 (F))
Bad checks; recovery of attorney’s fees in civil actions. Amending  8.01-27.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 1425 (Chapter 233))
Bigamy; venue for prosecution. Amending  18.2-362 and 20-40. (Patron-Quayle, SB 846 (Chapter 99))
Child support income withholding; service of process. Amending 63.2-1923, 63.2-1924, 63.2-1925 and 63.2-1930. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1157 (Chapter 469))
Civil cases; disclosure of insurance liability limits. Amending 8.01-417. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2178 (F))
Civil cases; process for expungement when wrong defendant named. Adding  8.01-16.1. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 258 (CD))
Civil remedies; use of depositions. Amending  8.01-420. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 770 (F))
Claims, counterclaims, etc.; may be based on future potential damages. Amending  8.01-281; adding  8.01-221.2. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2586 (F))
Court reporters; appointment in habeas corpus proceedings. Amending  19.2-166. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 2220 (Chapter 140))
Criminal cases; when final judgments in circuit court modifiable and appealable. Adding  19.2-327.01. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2517 (F); Stolle, SB 1143 (Chapter 1017))
Death by wrongful act; beneficiaries of awards. Amending  8.01-53. (Patron-Trumbo, SB 1243 (Chapter 632))
Debt; action on lost evidences. Amending  8.01-32. (Patron-Reese, HB 1840 (Chapter 125))
Defendants; limitation of action due to death after suit is filed. Amending  8.01-229. (Patron-Norment, SB 824 (F))
Defibrillators, automated external; eliminates requirement for registration. Amending  8.01-225; repealing  32.1-111.14:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1860 (Chapter 978))
Defibrillators, automated external; liability of use by nurses. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Bolvin, HB 2815 (F))
Disasters, man-made; health care providers immune from civil liability. Adding  8.01-225.01. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2184 (Chapter 507))
Divorce from incarcerated felons; compensation of guardian ad litems. Amending  8.01-9. (Patron-Deeds, SB 788 (Chapter 563))
Driver’s license; suspension for failure to pay judgments. Amending  46.2-427. (Patron-Drake, HB 1944 (Chapter 316))
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs; punitive damages for persons injured by intoxicated drivers. Amending  8.01-44.5. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 1691 (F); Puller, SB 865 (F))
Evidence; admissibility of medical reports by Chief Medical Examiner. Amending  19.2-188; adding  8.01-390.2. (Patron-Mims, SB 1002 (Chapter 459))
Evidence; procedure for service of writ of actual innocence. Amending  19.2-327.3. (Patron-Almand, HB 1922 (Chapter 131))
Evidence; procedure for service of writ of actual innocence based on new nonbiological evidence. Amending  19.2-327.1 and 19.2-327.3. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2787 (F))
Evidence; procedure for service of writ of actual innocence based on new nonbiological evidence. Amending  19.2-327.3. (Patron-Almand, HB 1912 (F); Marsh, SB 89 (CD))
Evidence; procedure for service of writ of actual innocence based on previously unknown or available evidence. Amending 19.2-327.3. (Patron-Marsh, SB 705 (F))
Garnishment; allowed for 180 days. Amending  8.01-514 and 16.1-99. (Patron-Reese, HB 1458 (Chapter 234))
Garnishment; increases maximum disposable income amount. Amending 34-29. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2773 (F))
Garnishment; service of process on garnishee. Amending  8.01-513, 8.01-519, 8.01-564 and 8.01-565. (Patron-Gear, HB 2744 (F))
General receivers; filing of affidavits. Amending  8.01-582. (Patron-Norment, SB 815 (Chapter 97))
Homestead exemption; may be filed to protect garnished wages. Amending  34-17. (Patron-Reese, HB 2740 (Chapter 1000))
Hospital Association rate review board; abolishes immunity provisions. Repealing  8.01-581.14. (Patron-Landes, HB 1477 (Chapter 397))
Hospital boards; civil immunity. Amending  8.01-581.16 and 8.01-581.17. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 400 (CD))
Hospital emergency rooms; persons providing on-call services immune from liability. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1850 (F))
Indigent; immunity of physician liability for uncompensated care thereto. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1705 (F))
Injury due to negligence; liens for nursing home services. Amending  8.01-66.2, 8.01-66.5, 8.01-66.6, 8.01-66.8 and 8.01-66.9. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2741 (Chapter 525))
Jury service; exemptions. Amending  8.01-341.1. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 2830 (F))
Jury service; exemptions, provisions for petit juries. Amending 8.01-337, 8.01-338, 8.01-341, 8.01-341.1, 8.01-356 and 25-46.20; adding  8.01-341.3, 8.01-341.4, 8.01-342.1 and 8.01-342.2; repealing  8.01-341.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 1892 (F))
Land records of a locality; enforcement of recorded private restrictions. Adding  8.01-255.3. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2111 (F))
Lawyers Helping Lawyers; civil immunity for participation. Amending  8.01-226.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 984 (Chapter 571))
Legislative bodies or committees; allows chief of Capitol Police to issue summons to produce evidence. Amending  30-10 and 30-34.2:1. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1343 (Chapter 231))
Liens; applicable to ambulance service. Amending  8.01-66.2, 8.01-66.5, 8.01-66.7 and 8.01-66.8; repealing  43-63.1. (Patron-Quayle, SB 841 (Chapter 455))
Medical malpractice; definition of health care provider to include emergency medical care attendant. Amending  8.01-581.1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1770 (Chapter 487))
Medical malpractice; includes independent contractor in definition of health care provider for purpose of claims. Amending 8.01-581.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1864 (Chapter 492))
Medical malpractice; includes physician assistants in definition of health care provider for purpose of liability limitations. Amending  8.01-581.1, 65.2-603 and 65.2-606. (Patron-Blevins, SB 953 (F))
Medical malpractice; limiting awards for attorneys’ fees. Amending  8.01-581.15. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2520 (F))
Medical malpractice; limiting awards for emergency assistance. Amending  8.01-225 and 8.01-581.15. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1184 (F))
Medical malpractice; physician immunity. Amending  8.01-581.18. (Patron-Reese, HB 1835 (F))
Medical malpractice; use of expert witnesses. Amending 8.01-581.20. (Patron-Melvin, HB 1906 (Chapter 251); Athey, HB 1981 (F))
Medical malpractice; venue for actions. Amending  8.01-259 and 8.01-581.20. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1715 (F))
Name changes; prevention of identity theft. Amending  8.01-217 and 20-121.4. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2305 (Chapter 258))
Nonsuits; court may assess jury costs to nonsuiting party. Amending  8.01-380. (Patron-Stosch, SB 558 (CD))
Plaintiffs; procedure to maintain anonymity. Adding  8.01-15.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 985 (Chapter 572))
Process; return by person serving. Amending  8.01-325. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2499 (F))
Products liability actions; evidence. Adding  8.01-418.4. (Patron-Moran, HB 2778 (F))
Property; issuance of writs of possession. Amending  8.01-470. (Patron-Drake, HB 2343 (Chapter 259))
Property damage caused by minors; increases liability of parents. Amending  8.01-44. (Patron-Albo, HB 2391 (F))
Public transit companies; limitation on recovery for personal injury or death. Adding  8.01-38.2. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 2754 (F))
Punitive damages; defendant to pay percentage of judgment into state treasury. Amending  8.01-38.1. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 1335 (F))
Real estate tax; adverse claimant possession and payment. Amending  8.01-236. (Patron-Albo, HB 1456 (F))
Roadway litter pick-up programs; civil immunity of officials for participation by probationers. Adding  8.01-226.8. (Patron-Wampler, SB 84 (CD))
Smallpox vaccine; immunity provisions. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Watkins, SB 897 (Chapter 18))
Supreme Court of Virginia, Rules of; abolishes distribution according to Code mandate. Amending  8.01-3; repealing 17.1-318. (Patron-Stosch, SB 856 (Chapter 280))
Supreme Court of Virginia, Rules of; eliminates requirement that clerks of court preserve in a special book. Amending  8.01-3. (Patron-Norment, SB 821 (I) See SB856)
Taxes, local; collection of those that have been reduced to judgment. Amending  58.1-3940. (Patron-Johnson, HB 2659 (Chapter 214))
Telecommunications service contracts; arbitration billing disputes, notice to customer. Amending  56-247.1. (Patron-Tata, HB 697 (CD))
Traffic stop information; civil immunity for police officers collecting. Amending  15.2-1704, 15.2-1722 and 52-4; adding 8.01-226.2:1, 52-30.1 and 52-30.2. (Patron-Marsh, SB 828 (F))
Trials; compensation of court interpreters for non-English speaking people. Amending  8.01-384.1:1 and 19.2-164. (Patron-Trumbo, SB 970 (Chapter 1011))
Trials; submission to jury written interrogatories. Adding 8.01-379.3. (Patron-Mims, SB 986 (F))
Trials; testimony of patient’s treating physicians. Amending 8.01-399. (Patron-Athey, HB 1982 (F))
2003 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact Legislative Information, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 01/12/04