Governor-declared emergency; provides civil immunity for private & charitable organizations. (HB1983)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), and Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Emergency response; liability.  Provides civil immunity for private and charitable organizations providing resources and assistance, without compensation, pursuant to a governor-declared emergency or during a formal emergency management training exercise, and at the request of the State Department of Emergency Management or a local emergency management employee. The immunity would not apply in instances of gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct. Amends § 44-146.23, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Committee
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098553815
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/21/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Read first time
01/26/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/27/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Enrolled
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1983ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0233)
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 233 (effective 7/1/09)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.