VA HB127 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB127


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 16 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-12-04 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Bystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a victim occurs may recover damages for resulting emotional distress, proven by a preponderance of the evidence, with or without a physical impact or physical injury to the bystander, if (i) the bystander is related to the victim or (ii) although not related to the victim, the bystander is in close proximity to the victim at the time the event occurs and is aware that such event is causing injury to or the death of the victim.

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Intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; bystander claims for emotional distress.



2020-12-04HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2020-02-05HouseContinued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
2020-01-31HouseSubcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 by voice vote
2020-01-30HouseAssigned Courts sub: Civil
2019-12-16HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-12-16HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101772D

Same As/Similar To

HB127 (Carry Over) 2020-02-05 - Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
80142.6(n/a)See Bill Text

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