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(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(CD) Carried over from 2002 session but died in committee on or before December 9th

Alcohol samples; use of certificate of forensic scientist as evidence. Amending  4.1-352. (Patron-Almand, HB 1918 (Chapter 130))
Alcoholic beverages; venue for prosecution for underage possession or consumption. Amending  4.1-305. (Patron-Bell, HB 2000 (Chapter 845))
Anonymous participation in court cases; provisions. Adding 8.01-15.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 540 (CD))
Arbitration Act, Uniform; created, abolishing previous provisions. Adding  8.01-581.017 through 8.01-581.046; repealing 8.01-581.01 through 8.01-581.016. (Patron-Edwards, SB 307 (CD))
Asbestos; consolidation of cases, appeals. Amending  8.01-374.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 1616 (F))
Bad checks; recovery of attorney’s fees in civil actions. Amending  8.01-27.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 1425 (Chapter 233))
Bigamy; venue for prosecution. Amending  18.2-362 and 20-40. (Patron-Quayle, SB 846 (Chapter 99))
Child support income withholding; service of process. Amending 63.2-1923, 63.2-1924, 63.2-1925 and 63.2-1930. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1157 (Chapter 469))
Civil cases; disclosure of insurance liability limits. Amending 8.01-417. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2178 (F))
Civil cases; process for expungement when wrong defendant named. Adding  8.01-16.1. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 258 (CD))
Civil remedies; use of depositions. Amending  8.01-420. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 770 (F))
Claims, counterclaims, etc.; may be based on future potential damages. Amending  8.01-281; adding  8.01-221.2. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2586 (F))
Court reporters; appointment in habeas corpus proceedings. Amending  19.2-166. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 2220 (Chapter 140))
Criminal cases; when final judgments in circuit court modifiable and appealable. Adding  19.2-327.01. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2517 (F); Stolle, SB 1143 (Chapter 1017))
Death by wrongful act; beneficiaries of awards. Amending  8.01-53. (Patron-Trumbo, SB 1243 (Chapter 632))
Debt; action on lost evidences. Amending  8.01-32. (Patron-Reese, HB 1840 (Chapter 125))
Defendants; limitation of action due to death after suit is filed. Amending  8.01-229. (Patron-Norment, SB 824 (F))
Defibrillators, automated external; eliminates requirement for registration. Amending  8.01-225; repealing  32.1-111.14:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1860 (Chapter 978))
Defibrillators, automated external; liability of use by nurses. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Bolvin, HB 2815 (F))
Disasters, man-made; health care providers immune from civil liability. Adding  8.01-225.01. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2184 (Chapter 507))
Divorce from incarcerated felons; compensation of guardian ad litems. Amending  8.01-9. (Patron-Deeds, SB 788 (Chapter 563))
Driver’s license; suspension for failure to pay judgments. Amending  46.2-427. (Patron-Drake, HB 1944 (Chapter 316))
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs; punitive damages for persons injured by intoxicated drivers. Amending  8.01-44.5. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 1691 (F); Puller, SB 865 (F))
Evidence; admissibility of medical reports by Chief Medical Examiner. Amending  19.2-188; adding  8.01-390.2. (Patron-Mims, SB 1002 (Chapter 459))
Evidence; procedure for service of writ of actual innocence. Amending  19.2-327.3. (Patron-Almand, HB 1922 (Chapter 131))
Evidence; procedure for service of writ of actual innocence based on new nonbiological evidence. Amending  19.2-327.1 and 19.2-327.3. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2787 (F))
Evidence; procedure for service of writ of actual innocence based on new nonbiological evidence. Amending  19.2-327.3. (Patron-Almand, HB 1912 (F); Marsh, SB 89 (CD))
Evidence; procedure for service of writ of actual innocence based on previously unknown or available evidence. Amending 19.2-327.3. (Patron-Marsh, SB 705 (F))
Garnishment; allowed for 180 days. Amending  8.01-514 and 16.1-99. (Patron-Reese, HB 1458 (Chapter 234))
Garnishment; increases maximum disposable income amount. Amending 34-29. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2773 (F))
Garnishment; service of process on garnishee. Amending  8.01-513, 8.01-519, 8.01-564 and 8.01-565. (Patron-Gear, HB 2744 (F))
General receivers; filing of affidavits. Amending  8.01-582. (Patron-Norment, SB 815 (Chapter 97))
Homestead exemption; may be filed to protect garnished wages. Amending  34-17. (Patron-Reese, HB 2740 (Chapter 1000))
Hospital Association rate review board; abolishes immunity provisions. Repealing  8.01-581.14. (Patron-Landes, HB 1477 (Chapter 397))
Hospital boards; civil immunity. Amending  8.01-581.16 and 8.01-581.17. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 400 (CD))
Hospital emergency rooms; persons providing on-call services immune from liability. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1850 (F))
Indigent; immunity of physician liability for uncompensated care thereto. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1705 (F))
Injury due to negligence; liens for nursing home services. Amending  8.01-66.2, 8.01-66.5, 8.01-66.6, 8.01-66.8 and 8.01-66.9. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2741 (Chapter 525))
Jury service; exemptions. Amending  8.01-341.1. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 2830 (F))
Jury service; exemptions, provisions for petit juries. Amending 8.01-337, 8.01-338, 8.01-341, 8.01-341.1, 8.01-356 and 25-46.20; adding  8.01-341.3, 8.01-341.4, 8.01-342.1 and 8.01-342.2; repealing  8.01-341.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 1892 (F))
Land records of a locality; enforcement of recorded private restrictions. Adding  8.01-255.3. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2111 (F))
Lawyers Helping Lawyers; civil immunity for participation. Amending  8.01-226.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 984 (Chapter 571))
Legislative bodies or committees; allows chief of Capitol Police to issue summons to produce evidence. Amending  30-10 and 30-34.2:1. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1343 (Chapter 231))
Liens; applicable to ambulance service. Amending  8.01-66.2, 8.01-66.5, 8.01-66.7 and 8.01-66.8; repealing  43-63.1. (Patron-Quayle, SB 841 (Chapter 455))
Medical malpractice; definition of health care provider to include emergency medical care attendant. Amending  8.01-581.1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1770 (Chapter 487))
Medical malpractice; includes independent contractor in definition of health care provider for purpose of claims. Amending 8.01-581.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1864 (Chapter 492))
Medical malpractice; includes physician assistants in definition of health care provider for purpose of liability limitations. Amending  8.01-581.1, 65.2-603 and 65.2-606. (Patron-Blevins, SB 953 (F))
Medical malpractice; limiting awards for attorneys’ fees. Amending  8.01-581.15. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2520 (F))
Medical malpractice; limiting awards for emergency assistance. Amending  8.01-225 and 8.01-581.15. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1184 (F))
Medical malpractice; physician immunity. Amending  8.01-581.18. (Patron-Reese, HB 1835 (F))
Medical malpractice; use of expert witnesses. Amending 8.01-581.20. (Patron-Melvin, HB 1906 (Chapter 251); Athey, HB 1981 (F))
Medical malpractice; venue for actions. Amending  8.01-259 and 8.01-581.20. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1715 (F))
Name changes; prevention of identity theft. Amending  8.01-217 and 20-121.4. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2305 (Chapter 258))
Nonsuits; court may assess jury costs to nonsuiting party. Amending  8.01-380. (Patron-Stosch, SB 558 (CD))
Plaintiffs; procedure to maintain anonymity. Adding  8.01-15.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 985 (Chapter 572))
Process; return by person serving. Amending  8.01-325. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2499 (F))
Products liability actions; evidence. Adding  8.01-418.4. (Patron-Moran, HB 2778 (F))
Property; issuance of writs of possession. Amending  8.01-470. (Patron-Drake, HB 2343 (Chapter 259))
Property damage caused by minors; increases liability of parents. Amending  8.01-44. (Patron-Albo, HB 2391 (F))
Public transit companies; limitation on recovery for personal injury or death. Adding  8.01-38.2. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 2754 (F))
Punitive damages; defendant to pay percentage of judgment into state treasury. Amending  8.01-38.1. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 1335 (F))
Real estate tax; adverse claimant possession and payment. Amending  8.01-236. (Patron-Albo, HB 1456 (F))
Roadway litter pick-up programs; civil immunity of officials for participation by probationers. Adding  8.01-226.8. (Patron-Wampler, SB 84 (CD))
Smallpox vaccine; immunity provisions. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Watkins, SB 897 (Chapter 18))
Supreme Court of Virginia, Rules of; abolishes distribution according to Code mandate. Amending  8.01-3; repealing 17.1-318. (Patron-Stosch, SB 856 (Chapter 280))
Supreme Court of Virginia, Rules of; eliminates requirement that clerks of court preserve in a special book. Amending  8.01-3. (Patron-Norment, SB 821 (I) See SB856)
Taxes, local; collection of those that have been reduced to judgment. Amending  58.1-3940. (Patron-Johnson, HB 2659 (Chapter 214))
Telecommunications service contracts; arbitration billing disputes, notice to customer. Amending  56-247.1. (Patron-Tata, HB 697 (CD))
Traffic stop information; civil immunity for police officers collecting. Amending  15.2-1704, 15.2-1722 and 52-4; adding 8.01-226.2:1, 52-30.1 and 52-30.2. (Patron-Marsh, SB 828 (F))
Trials; compensation of court interpreters for non-English speaking people. Amending  8.01-384.1:1 and 19.2-164. (Patron-Trumbo, SB 970 (Chapter 1011))
Trials; submission to jury written interrogatories. Adding 8.01-379.3. (Patron-Mims, SB 986 (F))
Trials; testimony of patient’s treating physicians. Amending 8.01-399. (Patron-Athey, HB 1982 (F))
2003 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact Legislative Information, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 01/12/04