Terry Kilgore's HB172
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 8.01-417 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 8.01-417. Copies of written statements or transcriptions of verbal statements by injured person to be delivered to him; copies of subpoenaed documents to be provided to other party.
A. Any person who takes from a person who has sustained a personal injury a signed written statement or voice recording of any statement relative to such injury shall deliver to such injured person a copy of such written statement forthwith or a verified typed transcription of such recording within 30 days from the date such statement was given or recording made, when and if the statement or recording is transcribed or in all cases when requested by the injured person or his attorney.
B. Unless otherwise ordered for good cause shown, when one party to a civil proceeding subpoenas documents, the subpoenaing party, upon receipt of the subpoenaed documents, shall, if requested in writing, provide true and full copies of the same to any other party or to the attorney for any other party, provided the other party or attorney for the other party pays the reasonable cost of copying or reproducing the subpoenaed documents. This provision does not apply where the subpoenaed documents are returnable to and maintained by the clerk of court in which the action is pending.
Part C is the new B/S. Can you say lawyers looking out for lawyers? It is sickening that a Republican would introduce this bill or vote for it. Terry Kilgore(R) and my rep Del Bud Phillips(D) (DelBud) are both lawyers. Both are supporting this bill. Pitiful.
Get the whole story from a man that knows over at Spank That Donkey. This bill if passed will cost U$. Spanky has the names...It is up to us to contact our reps and get them to kill this bill. Kilgore lost some points with me because this bill stinks.