2009 Regular Session


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures Prior Year Introduction As: HB 644/08 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Barnes, Anderson, Carter, Conaway, Dumais, Dwyer, Levi, McConkey, Ramirez, Schuler, Simmons, Smigiel, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Civil Jury Trials - Amount in Controversy


Increasing from more than $10,000 to more than $20,000 the amount in controversy in civil proceedings in which the right to a trial by jury may be limited by legislation; increasing from more than $10,000 to more than $20,000 the amount in controversy in civil cases in which the right to a jury trial shall be inviolably preserved; 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.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/12 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 Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
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
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

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - Declaration of Rights
( 5 , 23 )


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