Campgrounds; inherent risks, liability. (HB1379)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campgrounds; inherent risks; liability. Provides that a person who goes camping at a campground shall be presumed to have known the inherent risks of camping, defined in the bill. The bill states that a campground, an owner or operator of a campground, and any employee or officer of a campground shall be immune from civil liability for acts or omissions related to camping at a campground if a person is injured or killed, or the property of an individual or group is damaged, as a result of the inherent risks of camping. An owner or operator of a campground, and any employee or officer of a campground, may be held civilly liable under this section if the person or agents of the campground seeking immunity intentionally cause injury, death, or property damage; act with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others or the property of others; or fail to conspicuously post warning signs of a dangerous inconspicuous condition known on the property if the owner of the campground is aware of the condition by reason of a prior injury involving the same location or the same mechanism of injury. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101541D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1379)
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/23/2020Referred from General Laws
01/23/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice