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CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEDURE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2007 Session


Admission of liability; expressions of sympathy are inadmissible as evidence in any civil action. Adding  8.01-418.1:1. (Patron-Cox, HB 289 (F))
Alcoholic beverages; providing alcohol to persons less than 21 years of age. Amending  4.1-306. (Patron-Brink, HB 91 (F))
Asbestos or silica; persons exposed to products containing cannot bring civil action, exception. Amending  8.01-249 and 8.01-374.1; adding  8.01-249.1 through 8.01-249.5. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1285 (F))
Attorney fees; clarifies where medical lien is asserted. Amending 8.01-66.9. (Patron-Joannou, HB 950 (C))
Attorney-issued subpoenas; requires a sheriff to serve. Amending 8.01-407, 8.01-413, 16.1-89, and 16.1-265. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 339 (F))
Background checks; school boards must require for public school contract employees. Amending  22.1-296.1. (Patron-Athey, HB 1109 (Chapter 790))
Biased-Based Policing and Traffic Statistics Reporting Act; created, report. Adding  8.01-226.2:1, 15.2-1722.1, and 52-30.1 through 52-30.5. (Patron-Ward, HB 157 (F))
Check Clearing for 21st Century Evidence Act; created. Adding 8.01-391.1. (Patron-Hurt, HB 1009 (Chapter 127))
Child abuse or neglect; videotaped statements allowed as evidence for certain crimes. Adding  18.2-67.9:1. (Patron-Bell, HB 1349 (F))
Circuit courts; standardizes removal of certain cases from district court to circuit court. Amending  8.01-127.1, 16.1-88.2, and 16.1-92. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 340 (C))
Civil cases; removes requirement that plaintiff must post bond in order to appeal judgment. Amending  16.1-107. (Patron-Fralin, HB 812 (Chapter 116))
Civil proceedings; privileged communications with professionals. Amending  8.01-399, 8.01-400, and 8.01-400.2. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 338 (C))
Computer and electronic data; access to defendant when evidence in criminal prosecution of any offense involving obscenity or child pornography. Adding  19.2-270.1:1. (Patron-Byron, HB 863 (Chapter 601))
Courts; certain matters to be entered on civil order book. Amending  8.01-343 and 17.1-105. (Patron-Marsh, SB 114 (Chapter 306))
Criminal background checks, national; fingerprints provided to certain qualified entities. Amending  19.2-392.02. (Patron-Puller, SB 604 (C))
Criminal exhibits; destruction or donation of those used for evidence. Amending  19.2-270.4. (Patron-Edwards, SB 209 (C))
Criminal history background checks; required for applicants for license in real estate. Amending  54.1-2105. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 285 (F))
Criminal history background checks; required for employees of providers licensed by Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. Amending  37.2-416. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 602 (F))
Criminal history background information; screening of those individuals who enter homes of others. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Janis, HB 1266 (Chapter 277))
Criminal history record information; dissemination thereof to shipyards that design, etc., nuclear vessels for United States Navy. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Oder, HB 524 (Chapter 257))
Criminal history record information; vendor to perform on transferee before sale of firearm, penalty. Amending 54.1-4200; adding  18.2-308.2:4 and 54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Marsh, SB 15 (F))
Criminal history record information; volunteer for Girl Scouts of the USA or Boy Scouts of America to receive at no charge. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-McClellan, HB 541 (F))
Criminal history record information check, national; required for those employees and volunteers providing care to children, elderly, or disabled, penalty. Amending  32.1-126.01, 32.1-162.9:1, 63.2-1720, 63.2-1721, 63.2-1724, and 63.2-1725. (Patron-Hurt, HB 1587 (C))
Criminal history record information check, national; required for those providing care to children, elderly, or disabled, penalty. Amending  32.1-126.01, 32.1-162.9:1, 63.2-1720, 63.2-1721, 63.2-1724, and 63.2-1725. (Patron-Hanger, SB 421 (Chapter 744))
Criminal history records check; juvenile records consideration in determination of bail. Amending  19.2-120 and 19.2-389.1. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1309 (F))
Criminal history records check; volunteers’ costs thereof shall be paid by school division or State. Amending  22.1-296.2. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 507 (F))
Criminal pleas; Alford pleas in criminal cases inadmissible in civil actions. Amending  8.01-418. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 720 (F))
Criminal prosecution; limitation of action. Amending  8.01-229; adding  8.01-255.3. (Patron-Bell, HB 1560 (F))
Death by wrongful act; beneficiaries in actions where decedent died testate. Amending  8.01-53. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1221 (C))
Defendants; availability of certificate of analysis when entered into evidence. Amending  19.2-187. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1469 (Chapter 294))
Deposit accounts and certificates of deposit; statute of limitations. Amending  8.3A-311; adding  8.3A-118.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 193 (Chapter 624))
District courts; parties in misdemeanor prosecution shall have right to subpoena evidence. Amending  19.2-265.4. (Patron-Melvin, HB 1234 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol; breath analysis used as evidence. Amending  18.2-267. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 513 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol; breath test admissible as evidence in civil and criminal cases. Amending  18.2-268.9. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 514 (Chapter 101))
Driving under influence of alcohol; exemplary damages for persons injured. Amending  8.01-44.5. (Patron-Bryant, HB 27 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol; penalty for involuntary manslaughter. Amending  18.2-36.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 42 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol; penalty for subsequent offense. Amending  18.2-270. (Patron-Albo, HB 41 (Chapter 82); Albo, HB 44 (F))
Emergency medical services; facilitates development of quality of care initiative within system. Amending  8.01-581.13, 8.01-581.16, 8.01-581.17, 8.01-581.19, 32.1-111.3, and 32.1-116.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 610 (Chapter 412))
Evidence; chain of custody form attested to by employee of law-enforcement agency responsible therefor. Adding 19.2-188.3 and 19.2-188.4. (Patron-Norment, SB 154 (C))
Ex parte affidavit or written statement; nonadmissible in personal injury or wrongful death case. Amending  8.01-404. (Patron-Quayle, SB 171 (C))
First responders; exempt from liability for rendering emergency care, etc. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 135 (F))
Foster care; requires nationwide criminal background check before placement of child. Amending  63.2-901.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1317 (Chapter 558))
Fraud crimes; venue for prosecution thereof. Amending  18.2-178 and 18.2-186. (Patron-Puckett, SB 497 (Chapter 321))
Garnishment forms and summonses; requires clarity in language therein. Amending  8.01-511 and 8.01-512.3. (Patron-Albo, HB 115 (Chapter 55))
Garnishment proceedings; garnishee to mail answer to summons to judgment creditor. Amending  8.01-511 and 8.01-512.3. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 721 (F))
Health care provider; certain documents prepared thereby considered privileged. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-Hurt, HB 1023 (Chapter 678))
Human biological evidence; orders regarding destruction thereof, penalty. Adding  18.2-471.1. (Patron-Stolle, SB 552 (Chapter 913))
Incarcerated persons; term “person under disability” shall not include for purposes of executing will, etc. Amending  8.01-2. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 303 (F))
Jury trial of right; only named plaintiffs and defendants to be deemed parties under this statute. Amending  8.01-336. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 506 (F))
Law-enforcement officers; those retired have civil immunity for actions taken in emergency. Adding  8.01-226.11. (Patron-Bell, HB 1337 (F))
Lead-based paint maintenance; immunity from liability statute. Amending  8.01-226.7. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 889 (Chapter 855))
Literary Fund; distribution of punitive damages thereto and not to be used for attorneys’ fees. Amending  8.01-38.1. (Patron-Chichester, SB 68 (F))
Marijuana; field test for evidence at trial. Amending  19.2-188.1. (Patron-Griffith, HB 545 (I) See HB1030; Hurt, HB 1030 (Chapter 447))
Minor; actions against parents for conduct thereof. Amending 8.01-44. (Patron-Rapp, HB 1176 (C))
Motor vehicle value; any valuation service may be used as evidence of vehicle’s value. Amending  8.01-419.1. (Patron-Griffith, HB 436 (Chapter 402))
Nonevidentiary substances or paraphernalia; disposal thereof. Amending  19.2-386.23. (Patron-Lewis, HB 653 (Chapter 107))
Nonsuits; parties to be notified if additional are granted. Amending  8.01-380. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 719 (F))
Ordinances; violations thereof, penalty. Amending  15.2-1429. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1414 (F))
Personal property; Sheriff’s duty to remove pursuant to an ejectment proceeding. Amending  8.01-156, 55-237.1, and 55-248.38:2. (Patron-Hurt, HB 1025 (Chapter 129))
Physicians; adds podiatry to definition thereof. Amending 8.01-581.18. (Patron-Bell, HB 1352 (Chapter 877))
Physicians; extends immunity for failure to review and respond to report or result of test. Amending  8.01-581.18. (Patron-McDougle, SB 660 (F))
Physicians; immunity thereof for failing to review or act on any laboratory tests, etc., exception. Amending  8.01-581.18; adding  8.01-581.18:1. (Patron-Athey, HB 1110 (Chapter 684))
Placements of children; entire record of criminal history information to be obtained by local board contemplating thereof. Amending  63.2-901.1. (Patron-Johnson, HB 1280 (I) See HB1317)
Real property; special damages for intentional injury thereto. Adding  8.01-44.7. (Patron-Puckett, SB 509 (F))
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; confidentiality of tenant records. Amending  8.01-471, 55-248.9:1, 55-248.15:2, 55-248.21:1, and 55-248.34:1. (Patron-Oder, HB 907 (Chapter 667))
Service of process; failure to serve defendant. Amending 8.01-277. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 1424 (Chapter 151))
Service of process; personal service on agent. Amending  8.01-296. (Patron-Quayle, SB 166 (F))
Statute of limitations; effect of written promise. Amending 8.01-232. (Patron-Janis, HB 1267 (Chapter 278))
Subpoenas; those for witnesses or documents to be authorized by judge. Amending  8.01-695; adding  8.01-696 and 8.01-697. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 888 (Chapter 435))
Taxicab operators; criminal history background checks for licensure. Adding  46.2-116. (Patron-Oder, HB 1286 (F))
Telephone records; fraudulent procurement, penalty. Adding 18.2-152.17. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1500 (I) See HB1518; Albo, HB 1518 (Chapter 469))
Testimony; admissibility of opinion by experts. Amending 8.01-401.3. (Patron-Fralin, HB 807 (F))
Unborn child; cause of action for wrongful death thereof. Amending  8.01-50. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1191 (F))
Utility service; unlawful to tamper with meters to obtain use thereof without payment to company. Adding  8.01-44.7. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1081 (Chapter 350))
Victim notification program; Sheriffs’ Association and Community Policing Institute, etc., immune from civil liability for their acts. Adding  8.01-226.11. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 986 (Chapter 267))
Wage garnishment; return date of writ extended. Amending 8.01-501 and 8.01-514. (Patron-Hanger, SB 402 (Chapter 575))
Waste containers; localities to impose civil penalty for non-removal after third notice. Amending  15.2-928. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 709 (Chapter 847))
Witnesses; allows in child and spousal support proceedings. Amending  8.01-375. (Patron-Stosch, SB 543 (Chapter 757))
Witnesses; civil immunity for those in criminal case. Adding 8.01-226.11. (Patron-Bell, HB 1559 (C))
2006 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 11/07/06