HB5026: Localities; responsible for damages caused by inadequate police response.

HOUSE BILL NO. 5026

Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 17, 2020
A BILL to allow property or business owners to collect certain damages from a locality; inadequate police response.
Patron-- Cole, M.L. (By Request)

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, general or special, in any instance in which a locality intentionally or negligently fails to provide an adequate police response so as to prevent damage to the property of a property owner or business owner, the locality shall be responsible to the property owner or business owner for the resulting damages.