CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEDURE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incorporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD)Carried over from 2008 Session but died in Committee on or before December 4th


Checks; additional recovery if stop-payment order placed in bad faith. Amending  8.01-27.1. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 1683 (Chapter 182))
Civil immunity for charitable food donations and distributions; exemption from civil liability in certain cases. Amending 3.2-5144 and 35.1-14.2; adding  8.01-220.1:5. (Patron-Oder, HB 1711 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 1092 (F))
Civil immunity, limited; provided for volunteer officers and directors of certain local civic league or community organizations. Adding  8.01-220.1:5. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 1989 (F); Northam, SB 1250 (F))
Commercial goods or services; obtaining or attempting to obtain without payment, penalty. Adding  18.2-188.2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1208 (F))
Contracts; improper use of payment device numbers, penalty. Amending  11-33.2. (Patron-Valentine, HB 2237 (Chapter 373))
Copies of medical bills and charges; no cost to patient up to three times every 12 months. Amending  8.01-413. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1154 (Chapter 270))
Crimes, several; penalties. Amending  8.01-44.4, 8.01-226.9, 16.1-253.2, 18.2-11, 18.2-23, 18.2-46.1, 18.2-46.3, 18.2-57, 18.2-57.2, 18.2-60.3, 18.2-95, 18.2-96.1, 18.2-97, 18.2-103, 18.2-104, 18.2-105.1, 18.2-108.01, 18.2-111, 18.2-152.3, 18.2-152.8, 18.2-181, 18.2-181.1, 18.2-182, 18.2-186, 18.2-186.3, 18.2-187.1, 18.2-188, 18.2-195, 18.2-195.2, 18.2-197, 18.2-270, 18.2-340.37, 19.2-8, 19.2-81, 19.2-215.1, 19.2-270.1, 19.2-289, 19.2-290, 19.2-299.2, 32.1-321.4, 46.2-301, 46.2-341.28, 46.2-357, and 63.2-525; adding 18.2-95.1. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1422 (F))
Criminal convictions; notification to certain individuals of availability of physical evidence suitable for DNA testing, report. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1391 (Chapter 172))
Criminal history record checks; adds Rita Welsh Adult Literacy Program to agencies that may receive for volunteers without charge. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Norment, SB 1407 (F))
Criminal records checks; required for licensure to practice as real estate licensees. Amending  19.2-389 and 54.1-204. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2541 (Chapter 667))
Crowd control; expands existing authority to bring civil action against person who negligently fails to provide. Amending 15.2-1130. (Patron-Houck, SB 530 (CD))
Death penalty; abolished for all Class 1 felonies committed on or after July 1, 2009. Amending  8.01-195.10, 8.01-654, 17.1-310, 17.1-406, 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 1755 (F))
Debt Collection Recovery Fund; established. Amending  2.2-518, 2.2-4023, 2.2-4801, 2.2-4805, 2.2-4806, 8.01-220.2, 8.01-382, and 17.1-276. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2037 (Chapter 797))
Deed of trust or mortgage; limitation on enforcement. Amending 8.01-241. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1291 (Chapter 163))
Dogs, dangerous and vicious; any person may apply to magistrate for issuance of summons. Amending  3.2-6540. (Patron-Howell, SB 950 (F))
Drug-related personal injury actions; extends two-year statute of limitations. Amending  8.01-243. (Patron-McEachin, SB 885 (F))
Elected or appointed officials; limit on attorney-issued subpoenas unless subject matter is unrelated to his official duties. Amending  8.01-407. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1859 (F); Petersen, SB 1455 (F))
Electronic summons system; localities to assess an additional fee as part of costs in each criminal or traffic case to be used solely therefor. Amending  17.1-281. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1134 (F))
Extortion; person who extorts money, etc., by threatening to report another as being illegally present in United States is liable to that person for damages. Adding  8.01-42.4. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1841 (F))
Fiduciaries; naming subject of fiduciary relationship as party to an action. Amending  8.01-6. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2302 (F))
Firearms; increases fee paid to dealers for criminal history record information checks. Amending  18.2-308.2:2. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1166 (F))
Firearms show; Fairfax County may, by ordinance, require promoter to make available criminal history record information. Amending  54.1-4201.1. (Patron-Caputo, HB 2631 (F))
Foreign service officers of U.S.; requires certain requirements in suits for divorce and annulment. Amending  8.01-328.1 and 20-97. (Patron-Puller, SB 808 (Chapter 582))
Freedom of Information Act; proceedings for enforcement, relating to writs of mandamus or injunction. Amending  2.2-3713 and 8.01-644. (Patron-Puller, SB 1505 (Chapter 634))
Garnishment; a parent who does not receive child support payments may hold exempt therefrom an additional amount for support of child. Amending  8.01-512.4 and 20-108.1; adding  34-4.2. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1007 (F))
Garnishment; exemption for parent who supports dependent child or children residing with him. Amending  8.01-512.4; adding 34-4.2. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1668 (Chapter 332))
Health care providers; expands list of expressions of sympathy that are not admissible in medical malpractice actions and wrongful death actions brought against. Amending  8.01-52.1 and 8.01-581.20:1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2057 (Chapter 414))
Health Practitioners’ Intervention Program; revisions, changes name to Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program. Amending 2.2-3705.5, 2.2-3711, 2.2-4002, 8.01-581.13, 54.1-113, 54.1-2400, 54.1-2400.2, 54.1-2505, 54.1-2515, 54.1-2516, 54.1-2517, 54.1-2523, and 54.1-2709.4. (Patron-Hall, HB 2407 (Chapter 472))
Homestead exemption; increased for veterans. Amending  8.01-512.4 and 34-4.1. (Patron-Johnson, HB 2560 (Chapter 388))
Homestead exemption; increases for householders who are 65 years of age or older. Amending  8.01-512.4 and 34-4. (Patron-Johnson, HB 2559 (Chapter 387))
Immigration laws; immunity to agencies and employees of State and political subdivisions for authorized enforcement. Adding 8.01-226.12. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 51 (CD))
Individual retirement accounts (IRAs); exemption from civil judgments. Amending  34-34. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1559 (CD))
Interrogatories; execution debtors may be reissued one or more summonses to answer within a six-month period. Amending 8.01-506. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1262 (Chapter 622))
Judgments; there shall be no limitation on enforcement thereof in favor of State that are obtained or docketed in a circuit court. Amending  8.01-251. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2038 (F))
Jury commissioners; changes date which judge of circuit court with urban county executive form of government may appoint jury commissioners any time prior to November of each year. Amending  8.01-343. (Patron-Watts, HB 1899 (Chapter 790))
Life expectancy table; changes table’s figures that represent continued life expectancy. Amending  8.01-419. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2035 (Chapter 454))
Medical advisory committees and consultants; privileged communications. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 382 (CD))
Medical malpractice; any amount due from a judgment or verdict in excess of $2 million shall be paid from Patient’s Compensation Fund. Amending  8.01-581.15 and 54.1-2400; adding 8.01-581.20:2 through 8.01-581.20:11. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1389 (F))
Medical malpractice limit; raises total amount recoverable in certain. Amending  8.01-581.15. (Patron-Marsh, SB 843 (F))
Medical records; fees for copying. Amending  8.01-413. (Patron-Griffith, HB 551 (CD))
Medical services; State’s lien for payment. Amending  8.01-66.9. (Patron-Edwards, SB 17 (CD))
Misdemeanor arrest or summons; gives a law-enforcement officer choice of issuing a summons and releasing person or arresting him for Class 1 and 2 misdemeanors. Amending  19.2-74. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2136 (F))
Mortgage Lender and Broker Act; eliminates provision that lenders and brokers are required to conduct employee background checks and training. Repealing  6.1-423.1 and 6.1-423.2. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 2030 (Chapter 452); Watkins, SB 1172 (F))
Motor vehicle liability insurance coverage limits; increases, penalty. Amending  8.01-66.1, 38.2-1904, 46.2-214.3, 46.2-419, 46.2-472, 46.2-705, 46.2-706, 46.2-707, 46.2-708, 46.2-902.1, 46.2-1529, 46.2-1530, 46.2-1992.22, 46.2-1992.23, 46.2-1993.22, and 46.2-1993.23; repealing  38.2-3000, 38.2-3001, and 46.2-710. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1360 (F))
Parental liability; damage to property or injury to person by minor. Amending  8.01-43 and 8.01-44. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 1999 (F))
Persons under a disability; approval of compromises on behalf thereof in suits or actions to which they are parties. Amending  8.01-424. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1293 (Chapter 688))
Physician assistants; provides immunity therefor under supervision for review or action on results of laboratory tests or examinations. Amending  8.01-581.18:1. (Patron-Athey, HB 2329 (F))
Physicians and patients; eliminates requirement limiting patient’s health information that may be discovered or introduced at trial. Amending  8.01-399. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1984 (F))
Prisoner Litigation Reform Act; court to serve Office of Attorney General with a copy of motion for judgment which defendant is State or one of its officers, etc. Amending  8.01-694. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2226 (Chapter 372))
Privileged communications; communications between physicians and patients cannot be disclosed. Amending  8.01-399. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 1275 (Chapter 714))
Protective orders; aiding and abetting violation thereof, penalty. Amending  16.1-253.2 and 18.2-60.4. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 2367 (F))
Rebuttable presumption; proceedings to establish boundary lines of lands. Adding  8.01-179.1. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1400 (F))
Safety lap belts and shoulder harness; admissibility of evidence of nonuse in civil actions. Amending  46.2-1092, 46.2-1094, and 46.2-1095; adding  8.01-419.2. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1428 (F))
School records; may be received as evidence in cases involving custody of student or termination of parental rights. Amending 8.01-390.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 2406 (Chapter 212))
School teachers as witnesses; a party in any case involving custody of a minor child may have subpoena issued to summon a teacher of child to testify at a deposition or a court hearing. Adding 8.01-410.1. (Patron-Herring, SB 1340 (F))
Service of process; cost of return. Amending  8.01-294. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1068 (CD); Puller, SB 12 (CD))
Service of process; plaintiff requesting on a defendant where service was not had, plaintiff must pay requisite fee for each subsequent reissuance of process requested after two attempts have been made. Amending  16.1-69.48:2; adding  16.1-82.1. (Patron-Peace, HB 1550 (CD))
Southeastern Public Service Authority; authorized to file petition in bankruptcy upon majority vote of its boards, etc. Amending Chapter 596, 2000 Acts. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1871 (F))
Students, full-time; exemption from jury service while classes are in session. Amending  8.01-341.1. (Patron-Gear, HB 2045 (F))
Suppress evidence, etc.; a criminal defendant to state grounds for a motion thereto. Amending  19.2-266.2. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1362 (F))
Tort claims brought against entities; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs incurred by State or its localities resulting therefrom. (Patron-Edwards, SJR 277 (F))
Uniform Commercial Code; financing statements. Amending  8.9A-503. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2454 (Chapter 217); Herring, SB 1100 (Chapter 610))
Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act; created. Adding  8.01-412.8 through 8.01-412.15; repealing  8.01-411, 8.01-412, and 8.01-412.1. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 958 (Chapter 701))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; authority of local building officials to issue a summons for unlicensed activity by any person required to be licensed by Board for Contractors. Amending  36-105.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 2078 (F))
Writ of fieri facias; every officer to endorse thereon date and time he receives. Amending  8.01-487. (Patron-Nixon, HB 1888 (Chapter 443))
Writs of actual innocence; extends ability to petition for, based on previously unknown biological evidence to individuals who are not incarcerated. Amending  19.2-327.2, 19.2-327.3, and 19.2-327.5. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1381 (Chapter 320))