COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to transmission of or exposure to the virus. (SB5067)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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; emergency. Provides immunity to a person, 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, provided such person has complied with applicable and the most recent federal, state, and local laws, policies, procedures, and guidance regarding COVID-19. The bill requires every person to provide, with respect to any premises owned by the person or under the person's possession, custody, or control, reasonable notice of actions taken by the person for the purpose of reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to individuals present on the premises. The bill contains an emergency clause and specifies that the provisions apply to claims arising no later than 180 days 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: passed committee


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200640D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
08/26/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/26/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5067)
08/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20201033D-S1
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5067S1)
08/27/2020Read first time
08/28/2020Passed by for the day
09/02/2020Floor substitute printed 20201112D-S2 (Petersen)
09/02/2020Stricken from Senate calendar (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB5074.