Equine liability; execution of waiver. (HB1479)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Equine liability; execution of waiver. Prohibits a liability action against an equine activity sponsor if a waiver has been knowingly executed by the participant, the parent or guardian of a minor participant, or the duly authorized representative, designated in writing, of the parent or guardian. The bill provides that such waiver may be executed at a location other than that of the equine activity. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104932D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Passed by for the day
02/06/2018Passed by for the day
02/07/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2018Read third time and passed House (91-Y 8-N)
02/08/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/01/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107954D-S1
03/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107954D-S1
03/06/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1479S1
03/06/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Placed on Calendar
03/07/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107954D-S1 (90-Y 6-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1479ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 534 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0534)