VA HB1431 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 16 2022 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-07 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Contributory negligence bar; abolished. Provides that the negligence of a plaintiff shall not automatically bar plaintiff's recovery in any action for injury, wrongful death, or property damage unless the plaintiff's negligence is (i) a proximate cause of the plaintiff's injury and (ii) greater than the aggregated total amount of negligence of all the defendants that proximately caused the plaintiff's injury. The bill further provides that any damages recoverable by the plaintiff shall be diminished by an amount that is proportionately equal to the percentage of negligent conduct of the plaintiff.

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Contributory negligence bar; abolished.


Roll Calls

2023-01-18 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N) (Y: 6 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-02-07HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2023-01-18HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)
2023-01-17HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
2022-12-16HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2022-12-16HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23100146D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
80134.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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