2009 Regular Session


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 938
Sponsored By:
Delegates Shank, Frank, and Sossi
Transparency in Lawsuits Protection Act


Requiring that legislation enacted in the State creating a private right of action must contain language expressly stating the right; prohibiting State courts from implying a private right of action in the absence of express statutory language; declaring the purpose of the Act; etc.

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 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Legislation -see also- Corrective Leg; Curative Leg

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 5-1201 , 5-1202 , 5-1203 )


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