VA SB1309 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 7 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-30 - Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Immunity of employers and potential employers; reports of violent behavior. Provides civil immunity to an employer who makes a report to a potential employer or law-enforcement agency of violent or threatened violent behavior, as defined in the bill, by an employee or former employee, provided that such a report was made in good faith and with reasonable cause to make such report. The bill further provides immunity to a potential employer who receives such a report and takes reasonable action in good faith to respond to the violent or threatened violent behavior noted in such report. The bill further provides that the court shall award reasonable attorney fees and costs to any employer or potential employer who has a suit dismissed against him pursuant to the immunity provided to him.

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Employers and potential employers; civil immunity, reports of violent behavior by an employee.


Roll Calls

2019-01-30 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N) (Y: 11 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-01-30SenatePassed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N)
2019-01-07SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-07SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102632D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
801226.10:1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments