HB 277 Tort Claims Act; immunity from computer error for 'Year 2000'.
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Virginia Tort Claims Act. Provides that civil actions may not be brought against the state based upon the failure of a state agency computer, software program, database, network, or information system to interpret, produce, calculate, generate or account for a date which is compatible with the "Year 2000" date change.

The bill includes a sunset provision (July 1, 2003).

The bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

Full text:
01/15/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 987268860  pdf
02/10/98  House: Printed as engrossed 987268860-E  pdf
02/25/98  Senate: Committee substitute printed 982358340-S1  pdf
04/02/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB277ER)  pdf
04/29/98  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB277ER)  pdf
05/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0820)  pdf

House amendments
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

01/15/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 987268860
01/15/98  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/98  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 2
02/06/98  House: Reported from C. J. with amendments (18-Y 5-N)
02/09/98  House: Read first time
02/10/98  House: Read second time
02/10/98  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/98  House: Title replaced
02/10/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/10/98  House: Printed as engrossed 987268860-E
02/11/98  House: Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/11/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/11/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/12/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/98  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/98  Senate: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: Civil & Property Law
02/25/98  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub. (14-Y 0-N)
02/25/98  Senate: Committee substitute printed 982358340-S1
02/26/98  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/98  Senate: Read third time
02/27/98  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/27/98  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 982358340-S1
02/27/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 982358340-S1
02/27/98  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/98  House: Placed on Calendar
03/03/98  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (1-Y 97-N)
03/03/98  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (1-Y 97-N)
03/05/98  Senate: Passed by for the day
03/05/98  Senate: Reconsider passed by for the day (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/98  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/98  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/98  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST R (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/98  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/06/98  House: House acceded to request
03/06/98  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/06/98  House: Delegates: May, Albo, Plum
03/10/98  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/98  Senate: Senators: Norment, Howell, Mims
03/12/98  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
03/12/98  Senate: Passed by temporarily
03/12/98  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/12/98  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT R (40-Y 0-N)
03/12/98  Conference: Senate substitute accepted by conference committee
03/12/98  Conference: Amended by conference committee
03/13/98  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
03/13/98  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N)
04/02/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB277ER)
04/06/98  House: Enrolled
04/06/98  House: Signed by Speaker
04/08/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/16/98  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/98  House: Placed on Calendar
04/22/98  House: House concurred in Gov's recom. (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
04/22/98  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE-ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
04/22/98  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/22/98  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
04/22/98  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/98  House: Reenrolled
04/22/98  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/98  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/98  House: Enacted, Chapter 820 (effective 7/1/98)
04/29/98  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB277ER)
05/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0820)