VA SB1084 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on December 17 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-16 - Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Use of firearm in commission of crime; civil liability. Provides that a person may be held civilly liable for injury to the person or property of another or for wrongful death resulting from the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime if it can be shown by clear and convincing evidence that the firearm came into the possession of the person who committed the crime because of the failure of the civil defendant to reasonably secure the firearm from theft or unauthorized possession. The bill provides that a civil defendant exercising the ordinary standard of care for securing firearms will not be held civilly liable.

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Firearms; use in commission of crime, civil liability for negligent gun storage.


Roll Calls

2019-01-16 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (Y: 11 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-01-16SenatePassed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N)
2018-12-17SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-12-17SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101669D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
80144.8(n/a)See Bill Text

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