Bill Text: VA HB70 | 2018 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Immunity of employers; employees and independent contractors convicted of a nonviolent offense.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-12-04 - Committee Referral Pending [HB70 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-HB70-Prefiled.html
18100943D
HOUSE BILL NO. 70
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled December 4, 2017
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 8.01-226.14, immunity of employers; employees and independent contractors convicted of a nonviolent offense; negligent hiring.
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Patron-- Webert
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 8.01-226.14 as follows:

§8.01-226.14. Immunity of employers; employees and independent contractors convicted of a nonviolent offense; negligent hiring.

A. For purposes of this section, "nonviolent offense" means any criminal offense not contained in subsection C of § 17.1-805 or subsection A of §19.2-392.02.

B. No cause of action for negligent hiring shall arise against any employer solely because such employer hired an employee or independent contractor convicted of a nonviolent offense.

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