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Common-law defense of intra-family immunity; abolished in certain cases.

Abolishes the common-law defense of intra-family immunity for wrongful death actions that accrue on or after July 1, 2020.

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01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102469D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20102469D
    SENATE BILL NO. 693
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 8.01-220.1:5, relating to common-law defense of intra-family immunity; abolished in certain cases.
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    Patron-- Obenshain
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    Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
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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 8.01-220.1:5 as follows:

    8.01-220.1:5. Defense of intra-family immunity abolished for wrongful death actions.

    In any action for death by wrongful act under � 8.01-50, the common-law defense of intra-family immunity is abolished and shall not constitute a valid defense as to any such cause of action that arises on or after July 1, 2020.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Mark D. Obenshain R-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/31/2020 Senate Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
    01/29/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 1-N)
    01/20/2020 Senate Senate: Assigned Juciciary sub: Civil Law
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102469D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
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    Senate 1/1/2111 12:00:00 AM 37 0 0
    Senate 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM 14 1 0
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