Accrual of cause of action; diagnosis of latent injury or disease. (HB2139)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Accrual of cause of action; diagnosis of latent injury. Provides that a cause of action for a latent injury resulting from the exposure to a substance or the use of a product shall accrue when the person knew or should have known of the injury and its causal connection to an injury-causing substance or product. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102437D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/22/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
01/27/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2139E
01/29/2021Printed as engrossed 21102437D-E
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reconsidered by Judiciary
02/15/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200305D-S1
02/17/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200305D-S1
02/22/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2139S1
02/22/2021Passed Senate with substitute (30-Y 8-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200305D-S1 (95-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2139ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 195 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)