Wrongful death; death of parent or guardian of a child resulting from driving under the influence. (HB136)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Wrongful death; death of the parent or guardian of a child resulting from driving under the influence; child support. Provides that any action for death by wrongful act where the defendant, as a result of driving a motor vehicle or operating a watercraft under the influence, unintentionally caused the death of another person who was the parent or legal guardian of a child, the person who has custody of such child may petition the court to order that the defendant pay child support. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101829D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (5-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Cecilia Williams writes:

I'm extremely happy to see this bill, as many know by televised and podcasts and radio it's been my goal to make Bentley's Law nationwide, I'm glad families will get the compensation they deserve, a little upset that the name Bentley's Law has been taken out. I don't believe in coincidences. I do appreciate everyone who's working very hard on this bill and hope to see it passed in every state, hopefully named as it's been broadcast as, : Bentley's Law, " This bill is much needed, I believe it's a step in the right direction when combating driving under the influence.

Cecilia Williams writes:

Accidents, not coincidence, sorry, I don't believe in Accidents when it comes to driving under the influence because every person knows what could possibly happen.

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