Civil action for the deprivation of rights; duties and liabilities of certain employers. (HB609)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Civil action for the deprivation of rights; duties and liabilities of certain employers. Creates a civil cause of action for the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities pursuant to the constitutions and laws of the United States and the Commonwealth due to the acts or omissions of either a public employer or its employee and provides that a plaintiff may maintain an action to establish liability and recover compensatory damages, punitive damages, and equitable relief against the public employer and its employee. The bill provides that sovereign immunity is not a defense to such an action. The bill further provides that public employers owe a duty of reasonable care to third parties in the hiring, supervision, training, retention, and use of their employees and that a person who claims to have suffered injury or sustained damages caused, in whole or in part, by a breach of this duty may maintain an action to establish liability and recover compensatory damages, punitive damages, and equitable relief against such public employer. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103926D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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SUPPORT this will that removes civil immunity for public employees who violate the constitutional rights of Virginians.

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