Charitable food donations and distributions; civil immunity. (SB1092)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Civil immunity for charitable food donations and distributions. Provides that any charitable organization engaged in a food distribution program for needy persons shall be exempt from civil liability arising from any injury or death resulting from the nature, age, condition, or packaging of the distributed food. In addition, the bill provides that any (i) volunteer who donates prepared food to a charitable organization engaged in a food distribution program for needy persons; (ii) restaurant and any processor, distributor, wholesaler, or retailer of food that donates unserved excess foods to any charitable organization for distribution to needy persons; (iii) person who donates food to any food bank or any second harvest certified food bank or food bank member charity; and (iv) farmer, processor, distributor, wholesaler, food service establishment, restaurant, or retailer of food who donates food to any food bank or any second harvest certified food bank or food bank member charity and whose existing exemption is moved to this bill from 3.2-5144 of the Code of Virginia shall be exempt from civil liability arising from any injury or death resulting from the nature, age, condition, or packaging of the donated food. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098575275
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/26/2009Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)