Sexual abuse; statute of limitations, personal action for injury to person. (HB870)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Statute of limitations; sexual abuse. Provides that for a cause of action accruing on or after July 1, 2020, every action for injury to the person resulting from sexual abuse shall be brought within 10 years after the cause of action accrues. This bill does not change the current 20-year statute of limitations for actions for injury to the person resulting from sexual abuse that occurred during the infancy or incapacity of such person. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101454D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/17/2020Reported from Judiciary with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Placed on Calendar
02/21/2020Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 96-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2020House acceded to request
02/26/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2020Delegates: Bourne, Hope, Miyares
02/28/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2020Senators: Surovell, Boysko, Stanley
03/04/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/04/2020Conference substitute printed 20109141D-H1
03/04/2020Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 1-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree To (93-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB870ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1125 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1125)