2013 Legislative Agenda


Proposed Legislation Section RS Lobbyist Patron(s)
Judicial vacancies and clerk positions Supreme Court Kneedler, Spruill, Mullen  
Mandatory IOLTA, legal aid funding Legal Svcs Corp. of VA Kneedler, Spruill, Mullen Del. Manoli Loupassi
Payee Notification of insurance claim payments made to their attorneys VSB Council & Supreme Court Spruill Sen. Mark Obenshain
Rule Against Perpetuities Waiver: Technical Corrections Wills, Trusts & Estates Spruill Sen. John Edwards
Proposed Limited Exceptions from the Operation of No-Contest Clauses in VA Wills & Estates Wills, Trusts & Estates Spruill Sen. John Edwards
Expand VA Rule that subjects an interested Trustee to an Ascertainable Standard to Cover Use of Reciprocal Powers to Substitute Fiduciaries Wills, Trusts & Estates Spruill Sen. John Edwards
Amendments to Guardianship & Conservatorship Statutes Wills, Trusts & Estates Spruill Sen. John Edwards
Allow Pre-Death Proof of Wills & Trusts Wills, Trusts & Estates Spruill Sen. John Edwards
Ensure No Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege for VA Fiduciaries Wills, Trusts & Estates Spruill Sen. John Edwards
Update Exhumation Statute to Require Petitioner to Show Reasonable Possibility of Biological Relationship Wills, Trusts & Estates Spruill Sen. Richard Stuart
Allow courts to order party to maintain life insurance & designate other spouse and/or children as beneficiaries during the pendency of the case Family Law Coalition Spruill Del. Sal Iaquinto
Clarify the meaning of “deeds” Real Estate Spruill Del. Lynwood Lewis & Del. Randy Minchew
Transfer of limited liability company membership interests Business Law Kneedler Sen. John Watkins
Facilitate pro bono legal work by SCC attorneys Law Practice Management Division Kneedler Sen. John Watkins
Change the standard re: writs of actual innocence Criminal Law Section Spruill, Kneedler Sen. Richard Stuart
Amend Section 16.1-88.2 to clarify admissibility into evidence in the General District Courts of medical records & bills Boyd-Graves Spruill Sen. Mark Obenshain
Amend Section 8.01-401.1 to add word “specific” to change the “Bostic rule as to medical literature designations in medical malpractice cases Boyd-Graves Spruill Sen. Mark Obenshain
Amend Section 8.01-249 to add 3 situations where discovery rule of accrual will apply to statute of limitations covering prosthetic devices, toxic exposures & pharmaceuticals Boyd-Graves Spruill Sen. Donald McEachin
Amend Sections 8.01-310, 312 and 329 to make uniform & clarify methods of long-arm service of process Boyd-Graves Spruill Del. Manoli Loupassi
Writs of actual innocence for juveniles Commission on the Needs of Children Spruill Del. Greg Habeeb



Legislative agenda (PDF)

Post-crossover report

Bill progress at a glance (updated
M-W-F during the session)

Full judicial funding
Virginia Judicial Workload Assessment Report (PDF)
Resolution signed by 9 statewide bars (PDF)
Letter to lawmakers and executive branch (PDF)
President's In A VBA Minute
News release


Legislative update (mid-March)

Legislative update (mid-February)

Bill progress at a glance

Legislative agenda

Agenda (table format)

Statement on Gov. McDonnell's proposed budget amendment concerning judicial vacancies


2012 VBA legislative agenda

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