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CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEDURE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2004 Session
(CD) Carried over from 2004 session but died in committee on or before December 10th


ABC license; certain applicants exempt from criminal history checks. Amending  4.1-230. (Patron-Williams, SB 1309 (Chapter 361))
Aggrieved party or person; definition as used throughout Code. Adding  1-13.19:2. (Patron-Hugo, HB 996 (CD); Hugo, HB 2097 (F))
Attorney fees and court costs; termination of action. Adding 8.01-382.1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1538 (F))
Certified public accountants; allowed to audit money held by clerks of court. Amending  8.01-600, 15.2-2511, 17.1-211 and 30-134. (Patron-Mims, SB 828 (F))
Child abuse or neglect; clear and convincing evidence to be proven at preliminary removal order hearing. Amending  16.1-252. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 1329 (F))
Child abuse or neglect; videotaped statements allowed as evidence for certain crimes. Adding  18.2-67.9:1. (Patron-Bell, HB 2932 (F))
Child care; civil immunity for employers providing an on-site facility. Adding  8.01-220.1:5. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 1251 (CD); Baskerville, HB 1900 (F))
Child support; judgments for support arrearages to include reasonable attorneys’ fees. Amending  16.1-278.18, 20-78.2 and 63.2-1960. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1988 (Chapter 880))
Circuit courts; creates single form of pleading for civil actions. Amending  1-13.23:1, 3.1-358, 3.1-389, 8.01-2, 8.01-23, 8.01-33, 8.01-272, 8.01-282, 8.01-283, 8.01-331, 8.01-336, 8.01-426, 8.01-670, 9.1-406, 15.2-4119, 16.1-296, 17.1-124, 17.1-131, 17.1-213, 17.1-240, 17.1-249, 17.1-275, 17.1-278, 17.1-279, 17.1-513, 17.1-520, 18.2-500, 18.2-507, 19.2-385, 19.2-386.13, 20-96, 26-21, 26-29, 31-8.1, 40.1-49.4, 43-62, 51.5-46, 53.1-70, 55-19, 55-277, 56-521, 56-522, 57-9, 57-16, 58.1-1727, 64.1-106 and 64.1-179; repealing  8.01-270 and 8.01-284. (Patron-Norment, SB 1118 (Chapter 681))
Civil and criminal cases; testimony of husband and wife. Amending  8.01-398 and 19.2-271.2. (Patron-Johnson, HB 2174 (Chapter 809))
Civil cases; requires cover sheets with filings. Adding 8.01-271.2. (Patron-Janis, HB 1751 (F))
Civil recovery for professional services; technical correction. Amending  8.01-27.4. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1604 (Chapter 141))
Commissioners in chancery; allowed to be appointed in circuit court cases, including uncontested divorce cases. Amending 8.01-607, 25.1-241, 56-522 and 58.1-3969. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2583 (Chapter 885))
Compromises; offer of judgment or settlement. Adding  8.01-424.2. (Patron-Marrs, HB 1325 (CD))
Computer crimes; streamlining laws governing thereof, and venue for prosecution, penalty. Amending  18.2-152.6, 18.2-152.7, 18.2-152.8, 18.2-152.12 and 19.2-8; adding  19.2-249.2; repealing  18.2-152.9 and 18.2-152.10. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SB 1001 (Chapter 746))
Computer crimes; streamlining laws governing thereof, venue for prosecution, penalty. Amending  18.2-152.2, 18.2-152.3, 18.2-152.4, 18.2-152.5, 18.2-152.6, 18.2-152.7, 18.2-152.8, 18.2-152.12 and 19.2-8; adding  18.2-152.5:1 and 19.2-249.2; repealing  18.2-152.9 and 18.2-152.10. (Patron-May, HB 2471 (Chapter 827); Stolle, SB 1163 (Chapter 761))
Consumer Protection Act; violation based upon misrepresentation, fraud or deception. Amending  8.01-249. (Patron-Mims, SB 832 (Chapter 213))
Court documents; abbreviated social security number of judgment debtor. Amending  8.01-446.1, 8.01-449, 8.01-487.1, 8.01-511 and 8.01-512.3. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 948 (CD))
Criminal cases; notice to defendant 14 days prior to trial if introducing prior convictions. Amending  19.2-295.1. (Patron-Bell, HB 2264 (F))
Criminal cases; reports and records of Chief Medical Examiner to be received as evidence. Amending  19.2-188. (Patron-Athey, HB 2328 (F))
Criminal cases; testimony of husband and wife. Amending  8.01-398 and 19.2-271.2. (Patron-Johnson, HB 352 (CD))
Criminal history record information; allows free check for councils of Boy and Girl Scouts. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2301 (Chapter 175))
Criminal history records check; allows certain behavioral health employers to hire applicant while awaiting response. Amending 37.1-183.3 and 37.1-197.2. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2139 (F))
Criminal history records check; behavioral health employees, limited number of misdemeanor assault convictions before barred from employment. Amending  37.1-183.3 and 37.1-197.2. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2009 (F))
Criminal history records check; disqualified from employment if in proximity to minors, penalty. Adding  18.2-370.3. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2046 (F))
Criminal history records check, national; only one set of fingerprints needs to be provided by prospective employee. Amending  19.2-392.02. (Patron-Ticer, SB 895 (Chapter 217))
Criminally negligent bodily injury; penalty. Adding  18.2-51.5. (Patron-Marrs, HB 2203 (F); Bell, HB 2244 (I) See HB2203)
Deadman’s Statute; increases amount of admissible evidence when party incapable of testifying. Amending  8.01-397. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 481 (CD))
Death by Wrongful Act; beneficiaries in actions where decedent died testate. Amending  8.01-53. (Patron-Barlow, HB 958 (CD))
Death penalty; joint subcommittee to study moratorium thereon. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 318 (F))
Debtor interrogatories; supplemental proceedings. Amending 8.01-506; adding  8.01-506.2. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 1595 (F); Edwards, SB 723 (Chapter 726))
Depositions; differentiates between party and non-party, specifies where shall be taken. Amending  8.01-420.4. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2654 (Chapter 597))
Domestic violence or sexual assault; privileged communications between victims and advocates. Adding  8.01-400.3 and 19.2-271.4. (Patron-Moran, HB 2802 (F))
Electoral board members and general registrar staff; costs of defense against civil action shall be paid by State. Amending 2.2-1837 and 24.2-121. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2383 (Chapter 548); Norment, SB 898 (Chapter 492))
Evidence; chain of custody form attested to by employee of law-enforcement agency responsible for custody thereof. Adding  19.2-188.3 and 19.2-188.4. (Patron-Norment, SB 908 (F))
Evidence, human biological; Division of Forensic Science to store, preserve, etc., and to develop an inventory for felony cases. Amending  19.2-270.4:1. (Patron-Marsh, SB 808 (F))
Exemptions in bankruptcy; changes in time limitations. Amending 34-17. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 1559 (Chapter 367))
Fax machines; identification of sender of advertising materials. Amending  8.01-40.2. (Patron-Brink, HB 2285 (F))
Felony convictions; issuance of writ of actual innocence for nonbiological evidence. Amending  19.2-327.10, 19.2-327.11 and 19.2-327.13. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1805 (F))
Felony convictions; issuance of writ of actual innocence for nonbiological evidence. Amending  19.2-327.10 and 19.2-327.11. (Patron-Marsh, SB 914 (F))
Firearms; applicant purchasing to provide specified information for required criminal history records check. Amending 18.2-308.2:2 and 54.1-4201. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2931 (Chapter 859))
Firearms; criminal history records check required to obtain from show vendor. Amending  54.1-4200; adding  18.2-308.2:4 and 54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 1960 (F); Marsh, SB 807 (F))
Firearms and ammunition; immunity for manufacturers. Adding 8.01-226.11. (Patron-Black, HB 2926 (F))
Garnishment; increasing maximum portion of protected disposable earnings. Amending  34-29. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1714 (Chapter 286))
Habeas corpus; attorney’s delayed appeal in criminal cases, petition limitations. Amending  8.01-654; adding  19.2-321.1 and 19.2-321.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 2628 (Chapter 836))
Habeas corpus; inadequacy of counsel allegation waives attorney-client privilege. Amending  8.01-654. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2829 (F))
Harassment; immunity for any school employee or volunteer who reports incident. Amending  8.01-220.1:2. (Patron-Bell, HB 2267 (Chapter 462))
Incarcerated persons; “person under a disability” not included for purposes of executing a will, etc. Amending  8.01-2. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 2542 (F))
Indemnity bonds; allows an officer to accept in penalty, amount. Amending  8.01-367. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1158 (Chapter 690))
Injury to property; exemplary damages. Adding  8.01-44.7. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1287 (F))
Judges; prohibited from ex parte examinations of witnesses or evidence, exception. Adding  19.2-268.3. (Patron-Bell, HB 2261 (F))
Judgment; circuit courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over officials from other states. Amending  8.01-184.1. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2094 (Chapter 800); Mims, SB 888 (Chapter 736))
Judgment; rate of interest. Amending  6.1-330.54. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2010 (Chapter 455); Cuccinelli, SB 144 (CD))
Judgments; changes in enforcement provisions. Amending 16.1-69.55. (Patron-Reese, HB 1580 (Chapter 135))
Judgments; changes in enforcement provisions. Amending  8.01-251; repealing  8.01-252. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 1594 (Chapter 139))
Judgments; limitations on enforcement. Amending  8.01-251; repealing  8.01-252. (Patron-Edwards, SB 722 (Chapter 203))
Judgments; retention of records in general district court. Amending  16.1-69.55. (Patron-Reese, HB 42 (CD))
Jurors; increases number to be impaneled. Amending  8.01-359 and 19.2-262. (Patron-Mims, SB 1274 (Chapter 356))
Jurors, deaf and hearing-impaired; allows an interpreter in jury room. Amending  8.01-384.1 and 19.2-164.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 1300 (F))
Jury duty; breast-feeding mothers exempt upon written request. Amending  8.01-341.1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2708 (Chapter 195))
Jury interrogatories; allows court to submit in writing with forms for general verdict in certain cases. Adding  8.01-379.3. (Patron-Mims, SB 1018 (Chapter 499))
Limited liability companies; procedure for filing of articles of restatement. Amending  8.01-220.1:1, 13.1-1002, 13.1-1005, 13.1-1010.3, 13.1-1014, 13.1-1015, 13.1-1022, 13.1-1023, 13.1-1038.1, 13.1-1064 and 58.1-513; adding  13.1-1014.1. (Patron-Stosch, SB 933 (Chapter 255))
Litigation Reduction and Consumer Personal Responsibility Act of 2005; created. Adding  8.01-44.7. (Patron-Janis, HB 1617 (F))
Manufactured housing; disposal costs thereof paid by owner of real property after sheriff’s sale of goods. Amending  8.01-156. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1892 (Chapter 791))
Medical malpractice; clerk of circuit court in which motion for judgment is filed to forward to Office of Executive Secretary of Supreme Court. Adding  8.01-581.1:1. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 1907 (F))
Medical malpractice; expression of sympathy inadmissible. Adding 8.01-52.1 and 8.01-581.20:1. (Patron-Cox, HB 1794 (I) See HB2659; Baskerville, HB 1904 (I) See HB2659)
Medical malpractice; limit on attorneys’ fees. Amending 8.01-581.15. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1694 (I) See HB2659)
Medical malpractice; limitation on noneconomic damage awards. Adding  8.01-581.15:1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1544 (I) See HB2659; Purkey, HB 1693 (I) See HB2659)
Medical malpractice; plaintiff must have an expert witness at time of service of process. Adding  8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1 and 16.1-83.1. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 976 (I) See SB1173)
Medical malpractice; plaintiff must have an expert witness at time of service of process, expressions of sympathy inadmissible, report. Amending  8.01-399 and 8.01-581.1; adding 8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, 8.01-52.1, 8.01-581.20:1, 16.1-83.1, 38.2-2228.2 and 54.1-2912.3. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2659 (Chapter 649); Newman, SB 1173 (Chapter 692))
Medical malpractice; plaintiffs to obtain certified opinion for whom service of process is requested. Adding  8.01-581.20:1. (Patron-Moran, HB 2633 (I) See HB2659; Saslaw, SB 1284 (I) See SB1173)
Medical records; charge for copies distinguished between patient request and subpoenaed records. Amending  8.01-413, 32.1-127.1:03 and 54.1-111. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2515 (Chapter 642); Mims, SB 1203 (Chapter 697))
Medical records; introduction as evidence. Amending  16.1-88.2. (Patron-Joannou, HB 735 (CD); Kilgore, HB 1702 (I) See HB2209; Marrs, HB 2209 (Chapter 811))
Misdemeanors; law-enforcement officer may transfer issuance of summons to full arrest if believes person will flee. Amending 19.2-74. (Patron-Mims, SB 1020 (F))
Name change; service of application for minor made on parent who does not join in. Amending  8.01-217. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 2109 (Chapter 579))
Name change; valid government-issued photo identification required. Amending  8.01-217. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1082 (F))
Noneconomic damages; limits dollar amount in all actions. Adding 8.01-38.2. (Patron-Cline, HB 2561 (I) See HB2659; Cuccinelli, SB 855 (F))
Nonprofit meal delivery program; civil immunity for nonprofit organization that administers. Adding  8.01-226.5:3. (Patron-Blevins, SB 922 (F))
Opinion testimony; required to be based upon sufficient facts or data. Amending  8.01-401.3. (Patron-Bell, HB 2254 (F))
Patient information; prohibits lawyers from obtaining information from practitioner’s employers, etc. Amending  8.01-399. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1709 (F))
Perjury; permits use of unsworn declarations, penalty. Amending 18.2-434; adding  8.01-4.3. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2652 (Chapter 423))
Physicians; eliminating immunity for failure to review and respond to report or result of test. Amending  8.01-581.18. (Patron-Reese, HB 2161 (F))
Post-trial relief; provided for those who did not receive notification of final order. Amending  8.01-428. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 790 (Chapter 333))
Prisoner Litigation Reform Act; changes in provisions. Amending 8.01-690. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 296 (CD); Marsh, SB 49 (CD))
Product liability actions; rebuttable presumption. Adding 8.01-44.6. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 1128 (CD))
Public safety personnel; certain persons exempt from liability, extends sunset provision. Amending  8.01-225 and third enactment of Chapter 18, 2003 Acts. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2669 (Chapter 426))
Service of process; allows plaintiff in circuit court cases to ask defendant for waiver. Amending  8.01-285, 8.01-296, 8.01-299, 8.01-301, 8.01-303 through 8.01-306 and 8.01-320; adding 8.01-286.1. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 1123 (Chapter 866))
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; attorneys’ fees. Amending 8.01-15.2 and 8.01-428. (Patron-Janis, HB 1757 (Chapter 909))
Shoplifting and employee theft; provisions for civil recovery. Amending  8.01-44.4. (Patron-Janis, HB 1616 (Chapter 142); Stolle, SB 1209 (Chapter 234))
Smallpox vaccines; immunity provisions. Repealing third enactment of Chapter 18, 2003 Acts. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2731 (I) See HB2669)
Subpoenaed documents; provides that all copies will be available upon request to any party. Amending  8.01-417. (Patron-Mims, SB 827 (Chapter 211))
Tort claims; notice to cities and towns. Repealing  8.01-222. (Patron-Stump, HB 1421 (CD))
Tort Claims Act; increases claim amounts for general district court jurisdiction. Amending  8.01-195.4 and 16.1-92. (Patron-Janis, HB 1621 (Chapter 144))
Transportation operators; limitation on recovery in actions for injury or death. Adding  8.01-38.2. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 1113 (CD))
Trials; dismissal of action by nonsuit. Amending  8.01-380. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 141 (CD))
Unlawful detainer; includes commercial tenancies. Amending 8.01-127.1. (Patron-Reese, HB 1588 (Chapter 138))
Verdict and judgment; damages, notice to defendant. Amending 8.01-128. (Patron-Reese, HB 1518 (Chapter 779))
Witness summons; payment of costs and expenses to physicians. Amending  8.01-407. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 495 (CD))
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