Malicious prosecution; creates civil cause of action, self-defense. (HB515)

Introduced By

Del. Marie March (R-Floyd)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil action for malicious prosecution; self-defense. Creates a civil cause of action for malicious prosecution in any case in which a criminal defendant charged with aggravated murder, murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, or voluntary manslaughter is found to have acted solely in self-defense. The bill provides that such cause of action shall lie against the prosecutor who brought the charges or prosecuted such criminal case if such criminal defendant can prove that such prosecution was malicious and motivated by reasons other than bringing the alleged defendant to justice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101853D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2022Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)