2010 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 119

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures
Sponsored By:
Senators Zirkin and Stone
Entitled:
Civil Jury Trials - Amount in Controversy

Synopsis:

Increasing from more than $10,000 to more than $15,000, the amount in controversy in civil proceedings in which the right to a trial by jury may be limited by legislation; and submitting the constitutional amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
1/15
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
1/19
Hearing 2/2 at 1:00 p.m.
1/26
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/2 at 2:00 p.m.
2/22
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2/23
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
2/25
Third Reading Passed (32-13)
4/6
Senate Concur - House Amendment
Third Reading Passed (36-11)
Passed Enrolled
House Action
2/26
First Reading Judiciary
3/17
Hearing 3/31 at 1:00 p.m.
4/7
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
3/31
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/1
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (108-30)
Action after passage in Senate and House
5/4
Assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to
constitutional referendum - Chapter 480

Sponsored by:

Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Constitutional Amendments
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Declaration of Rights
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Juries -see also- Grand Juries
Legislation -see also- Corrective Leg; Curative Leg
Referendum
Trials

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - Declaration of Rights
( 5 , 23 )

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments:
House
Number: 512611/01     Offered on: April 7, 2010   at: 10:37 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Senate
Judicial Proceedings
House
Judiciary
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
Senate
February 25, 2010: Third Reading Passed (32-13)
April 6, 2010: Third Reading Passed (36-11)
House
April 1, 2010: Third Reading Passed (108-30)