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CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEDURE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2006 Session (CD) Carried over from 2006 session but died in committee on or before December 8th


Abortion; prohibits those coerced and provides civil remedy. Adding  18.2-76.01. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2125 (F))
Admission of liability; expressions of sympathy inadmissible as evidence in civil action. Adding  8.01-418.4. (Patron-Cox, HB 2063 (F))
Attorney fees; clarifies where medical lien is asserted. Amending 8.01-66.9. (Patron-Joannou, HB 950 (CD))
Background checks; strengthens requirements for employees, etc., of contractual services to children’s residential facilities. Amending  63.2-1726. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1208 (Chapter 573))
Child abuse or neglect; criminal history records check on individuals being investigated. Amending  19.2-389 and 63.2-1505. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2517 (Chapter 495))
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 (CD))
Civil actions; docketing for trial. Amending  8.01-332. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1009 (F))
Civil immunity; persons speaking at certain public hearings. Adding  8.01-226.12. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 3194 (F))
Civil proceedings; privileged communications with professionals. Amending  8.01-399, 8.01-400, and 8.01-400.2. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 338 (CD))
Criminal background checks; programs of religious instruction may obtain fingerprinting for employees. Amending  19.2-392.02. (Patron-Puller, SB 748 (F))
Criminal background checks, national; fingerprints provided to certain qualified entities. Amending  19.2-392.02. (Patron-Puller, SB 604 (CD))
Criminal exhibits; destruction or donation of those used for evidence. Amending  19.2-270.4. (Patron-Edwards, SB 209 (CD))
Criminal history and central registry check; establishes mandatory background check for prospective foster or adoptive parents. Amending  63.2-901.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 2504 (Chapter 871))
Criminal history and central registry check; exempts birth parents revoking voluntary entrustment agreement. Amending  63.2-901.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1687 (Chapter 617))
Criminal history background checks; providers licensed by Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. Amending  37.2-416. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2721 (F); Reynolds, SB 856 (F))
Criminal history information; judicial officer to provide to court. Amending  19.2-80.2 and 19.2-120. (Patron-Welch, HB 2317 (F))
Criminal history record information; agency not required to collect when information is already available. Amending  9.1-126. (Patron-Newman, SB 1298 (Chapter 389))
Criminal history record information; consent of person for whom data is being obtained. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Ruff, SB 800 (Chapter 361))
Criminal history record information; dissemination by nonprofit entity to hospitals and organizations that utilize its service. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Janis, HB 3110 (F))
Criminal history record information; public agencies may obtain data on providers of services to adults. Amending  19.2-389; adding  63.2-1601.1. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1207 (Chapter 572))
Criminal history record information; shall be disseminated to Department of Medical Assistance Services for screening individuals. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1195 (Chapter 12))
Criminal history record information; special conservators of the peace enforcing litter laws to access. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2895 (F))
Criminal history record information check; businesses required to conduct and pay cost. 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 1210 (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 (CD))
Criminal prosecution; civil actions arising therefrom, statute of limitations. Amending  8.01-229; adding  8.01-255.3. (Patron-Bell, HB 2958 (F))
Death by wrongful act; beneficiaries in actions where decedent died testate. Amending  8.01-53. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1221 (CD))
Death penalty; abolishes from all Class 1 felonies committed on or after July 1, 2007. Amending  8.01-195.10, 8.01-654, 17.1-310, 18.2-8, 18.2-10, 18.2-22, 18.2-25, 19.2-100, 19.2-102, 19.2-120, 19.2-152.2, 19.2-157, 19.2-159, 19.2-163, 19.2-270.4:1, 19.2-319, 19.2-321.2, 19.2-327.1, 19.2-327.2, and 19.2-327.3; repealing  8.01-654.1, 8.01-654.2, 17.1-313, 17.1-406, 18.2-17, 19.2-163.7, 19.2-163.8, 19.2-264.2 through 19.2-264.5, and 53.1-232 through 53.1-236. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1960 (F))
District courts; replaces references to motion for judgment with complaint to be consistent with single form of action. Amending  16.1-69.48:2, 16.1-69.53, 16.1-77, 16.1-81, 16.1-82, 16.1-83, 16.1-85, 16.1-86, 16.1-88 through 16.1-88.03, 16.1-94, and 16.1-101. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 2057 (F); Quayle, SB 956 (F))
Domestic relations cases; invocation of constitutional rights. Amending  8.01-223.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1663 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs; prohibits driving of only a motor vehicle following a conviction thereto. Amending 4.1-333, 8.01-44.5, 15.2-1716, 18.2-259.1, 18.2-266, 18.2-268.10, 18.2-269, 18.2-271, 18.2-271.1, and 18.2-272. (Patron-Hall, HB 2748 (F))
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 (CD))
Ex parte affidavit or written statement; nonadmissible in personal injury or wrongful death case. Amending  8.01-404. (Patron-Quayle, SB 171 (CD))
Expert witness certifications; plaintiff in medical malpractice actions and wrongful death actions brought against health care provider must provide. Amending  8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, and 16.1-83.1. (Patron-Athey, HB 2403 (F))
Expert witness certifications; service of process. Amending 8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, and 16.1-83.1. (Patron-Athey, HB 2415 (Chapter 489))
Failure to serve process; court may dismiss action if process has not been served within one year. Amending  8.01-335. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2521 (Chapter 498))
False medical claim; increases civil penalty for attempt to defraud State. Amending  8.01-216.3, 8.01-216.5, 8.01-216.6, 8.01-216.9, 32.1-312, and 32.1-313. (Patron-Williams, SB 1183 (Chapter 569))
Fingerprints and photograph; taking thereof of persons issued summons. Amending  19.2-74. (Patron-Hall, HB 2747 (F))
Firearms; accessibility to mentally ill person or person prohibited to possess, liability. Adding  8.01-44.8. (Patron-Sickles, HB 3186 (F))
Firearms; civil immunity for sellers, and requires criminal records check on transferee. Amending  54.1-4200; adding 8.01-226.12, 18.2-308.2:4, and 54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SB 827 (F))
Garnishment; exemption of child support payments therefrom. Amending  8.01-512.4 and 20-108.1. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2528 (Chapter 872))
Garnishment summons; claims of exemption. Amending  8.01-511. (Patron-Albo, HB 2430 (F); McDougle, SB 1070 (F))
Health care providers; no charge for copy of bills. Amending 8.01-413. (Patron-Griffith, HB 3209 (F))
Immigrants; lawful status in order to obtain domicile in State. Adding  8.01-4.4. (Patron-Albo, HB 2435 (F))
Injuries to persons, property, or wrongful death; removes limiting tort language. Amending  8.01-35.1. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1797 (Chapter 443))
Insurance agents; applicants to submit fingerprints for criminal history records check. Amending  19.2-389 and 38.2-1819. (Patron-Albo, HB 2492 (F))
Judgments; establishes procedure for satisfaction thereof in general district court. Amending  16.1-69.55. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2144 (Chapter 468); Marsh, SB 922 (Chapter 369))
Judicial officer; requires leave of court for party in litigation to subpoena to appear. Amending  8.01-407. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2419 (Chapter 199))
Lead-based paint; landlord or property owner to notify tenant in writing that report is available. Amending  8.01-226.7. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1840 (Chapter 255))
Medical evidence; appeals to circuit court. Amending  16.1-88.2. (Patron-Peace, HB 3182 (Chapter 425))
Medical records; fees for copying. Amending  8.01-413. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2952 (F))
Medical records; no fee for itemized list of charges. Amending 8.01-413. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1788 (F))
Medical services; State’s lien for payment. Amending  8.01-66.9. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1198 (F))
Minor; actions against parents for conduct thereof. Amending 8.01-44. (Patron-Rapp, HB 1176 (CD))
Misdemeanor cases; law-enforcement officer may issue summons or arrest person. Amending  19.2-74. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2943 (F))
Newspapers; legal notices and publications. Amending  8.01-324. (Patron-Albo, HB 1899 (Chapter 183); Howell, SB 970 (Chapter 603))
Nonresident; when personal jurisdiction may be exercised. Amending  8.01-328.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 3127 (Chapter 533))
Nonresident motor vehicle operator; service of process on Commissioner of DMV as agent. Amending  8.01-308. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 3126 (F))
Nonsuits; notice required, dismissal of actions thereby. Amending 8.01-380. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1735 (Chapter 179); Albo, HB 2495 (I) See HB1735; Obenshain, SB 911 (Chapter 367))
Nonsuits; requirements of nonsuiting party. Amending  8.01-380. (Patron-Albo, HB 1902 (I) See HB1735)
Notice of claim; certain requirements for lawsuit against government entity. Amending  8.01-195.6; adding  15.2-209; repealing  8.01-222. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 913 (Chapter 368))
Opinion testimony by experts; hearsay exception. Amending 8.01-401.1. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 3204 (F))
Overtaking traffic; failure to give way, penalty. Amending 46.2-842.1. (Patron-Rapp, HB 1933 (F))
Persons under disability; shall not include an incarcerated person. Amending  53.1-221. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 2647 (Chapter 508))
Physicians; exceptions to immunity for laboratory tests ordered. Amending  8.01-581.18:1. (Patron-Athey, HB 2416 (F))
Privileged communications; physician peer review and physician accreditation entities. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-Albo, HB 3090 (Chapter 530))
Product liability cases; accrual of right of action. Amending 8.01-230. (Patron-Frederick, HB 2685 (F))
Property damage or personal injury; parental liability for their child. Amending  8.01-43 and 8.01-44. (Patron-Norment, SB 1126 (F))
Public hearings; person shall be immune from civil liability for certain violations. Adding  8.01-223.2. (Patron-Herring, SB 1250 (Chapter 798))
Public officials and private volunteers; provides civil immunity from lawsuit by probationers who are assigned recycling duties. Amending  8.01-226.8. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1787 (Chapter 182))
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord and managing agent immunity for mold claims. Adding  8.01-226.12. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1789 (F))
Space Flight Liability and Immunity Act; civil immunity for space flight entities. Adding  8.01-227.8, 8.01-227.9, 8.01-227.10. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 3184 (Chapter 893))
Strategic lawsuits against public participation; summary dismissal. Adding  8.01-223.2. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 858 (I) See SB1250)
Supreme Court of Virginia; Crime Commission to study efficiency of summons form published thereby. (Patron-Obenshain, SJR 382 (F))
Unlawful detainer actions; bad faith by tenant. Amending 8.01-126. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 2244 (F))
Venue; change by court, who may bring action. Amending  8.01-265. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1922 (Chapter 105))
Witness, contradiction of; extrajudicial statement. Amending 8.01-404. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 912 (Chapter 598))
Witness summonses; issuance by criminal defense counsel. Amending 19.2-267. (Patron-McDougle, SB 877 (Chapter 552))
Witnesses; civil immunity for those in criminal case. Adding 8.01-226.11. (Patron-Bell, HB 1559 (CD))
Writ on judgment; sheriff to post copy thereof to recover specific property on party’s door. Amending  8.01-470. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2659 (Chapter 128))
Wrongful death action; award shall be distributed to decedent’s estate. Amending  8.01-53 and 8.01-54. (Patron-Bell, HB 2977 (F))
Wrongful Incarceration Fund; created. Amending  8.01-195.11; adding  8.01-195.11:1. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 2478 (F))
Year 2000 references; eliminates references to problems arising therefrom. Amending  8.01-195.3; repealing  8.01-226.6, 8.01-227.1, 8.01-227.2, 8.01-227.3, 8.01-418.3, and 15.2-108. (Patron-Peace, HB 1723 (Chapter 250))
2007 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 09/04/07