VA SB694 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-11-30 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: Senate Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Bystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a victim occurs may recover damages for resulting emotional distress, proven by a preponderance of the evidence, with or without a physical impact or physical injury to the bystander, if (i) the bystander is related to the victim or (ii) although not related to the victim, the bystander is in close proximity to the victim at the time the event occurs and is aware that such event is causing injury to or the death of the victim.

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Title

Intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; bystander claims for emotional distress.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2018-01-17 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2018-11-30SenateLeft in Courts of Justice
2018-01-17SenateContinued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
2018-01-10SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-01-10SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104408D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
80142.6(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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