|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
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.
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.
|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|