Parental liability; damage to property or injury to person by minor. (HB1999)

Introduced By

Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Property damage or personal injury; parental liability. Establishes that parents have a duty to exercise reasonable care so as to control their child and, if this duty is not fulfilled, parents may be held liable for the full amount of property damage or personal injury caused through the actions of the child or for damages of $5,000, whichever is less. Current law caps parental liability at $2,500 for damage to public or private property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090857762
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Courts of Justice