COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the virus. (HB5019)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) with support from co-patron Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus and uses of personal protective equipment; emergency. Provides immunity to persons, as defined in the bill, from civil causes of action arising from any act or omission alleged to have resulted in the contraction of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The bill further provides immunity to persons who design, manufacture, label, or distribute any personal protective equipment in response to the COVID-19 virus from any civil cause of action arising out of the use of such equipment. The bill contains an emergency clause, and the immunities provided by such bill expire two years after the expiration or revocation of all states of emergency declared by the Governor related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Bill »

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08/26/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


08/15/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200519D
08/15/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5019)
08/26/2020Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB5074-Sullivan)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB5098.