VA HB5074 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Introduced on August 18 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-11-09 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus; emergency. Provides immunity to a person, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act or omission alleged to have resulted in the contraction of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus, provided such person has complied with applicable and the most recent federal, state, and local laws, policies, procedures, and guidance regarding COVID-19. The bill requires every person to provide, with respect to any premises owned by the person or under the person's possession, custody, or control, reasonable notice of actions taken by the person for the purpose of reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to individuals present on the premises. The bill contains an emergency clause and specifies that the provisions apply to claims arising no later than 180 days after the expiration or revocation of all states of emergency declared by the Governor related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to transmission of or exposure to the virus.


Roll Calls

2020-08-26 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-11-09HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2020-09-03HouseRereferred to Courts of Justice
2020-09-03HouseMotion to rerefer to committee agreed to
2020-09-02HouseFloor substitute printed 20201119D-H2 (Miyares)
2020-08-28HouseRead first time
2020-08-26HouseSubstitute bill reprinted 20201035D-H1
2020-08-26HouseCommittee substitute printed 20201035D-H1
2020-08-26HouseIncorporates HB5019 (Runion)
2020-08-26HouseIncorporates HB5110 (Ransone)
2020-08-26HouseIncorporates HB5040 (O'Quinn)
2020-08-26HouseIncorporates HB5037 (Miyares)
2020-08-26HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 8-N)
2020-08-18HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-08-18HousePrefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200543D

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