HB1787: Public officials, etc.; civil immunity from lawsuit by probationers assigned to recycling duty.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1787
Offered January 10, 2007
Prefiled December 28, 2006
A BILL to amend and reenact § 8.01-226.8 of the Code of Virginia, relating to civil immunity for public officials and private citizens participating in a recycling  program for probationers.
Patron-- Kilgore

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 8.01-226.8 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 8.01-226.8. Civil immunity for public officials and private volunteers participating in roadway litter pick-up program for probationers.

Probation officers; court personnel; county, city and town personnel; any other public officials; and private volunteers who participate in a program where persons on probation or community service are ordered as a condition of probation or community service to pick up litter along a section of public roadway or waterway or to perform recycling duties at landfills, garbage transfer sites, and other waste disposal systems shall not be liable for any civil damages to a probationer or person on community service, or the property of such person, for acts or omissions resulting from such participation, unless such act or omission is the result of willful misconduct. The provisions of this section shall not be interpreted to grant any immunity to a driver transporting the persons on probation or community service or a motorist who, by his negligence, may injure such probationer or person on community service.