2008 Regular Session


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 403
Sponsored By:
Delegates Barnes, Anderson, Carter, Conaway, Dumais, Dwyer, McConkey, Ramirez, Schuler, Simmons, Smigiel, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Courts - Jury Trials in Civil Actions - Amount in Controversy


Increasing from $10,000 to $20,000, the maximum amount in controversy in a civil action in which a party may not demand a jury trial; providing for the construction and application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage and ratification of a specified

Constitutional Amendment.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Juries -see also- Grand Juries

Bill affects the following Statute:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 4-402 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered