2009 Regular Session


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1134/08 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Lee, Barkley, Beidle, Boteler, Bronrott, Carr, DeBoy, Dumais, Elliott, Frick, Hecht, Ivey, Kaiser, Kipke, Kramer, Krebs, Levi, Levy, McComas, McDonough, Montgomery, Ramirez, Riley, Robinson, Shewell, Sophocleus, Stocksdale, F. Turner, Valderrama, and Walkup
Immunity from Liability - Medical Emergency - Use of Automated External Defibrillator


Providing immunity from civil liability under specified circumstances, notwithstanding specified other provisions of law, to an individual or facility that acquires an automated external defibrillator (AED) or that owns, manages, or is responsible for the premises where an AED is located, to an individual who retrieves an AED, or who uses, attempts to use, or fails to use an AED in response to a sudden cardiac arrest emergency at a facility; providing that the immunity is limited to specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (133-1)
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 4/7 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments
Special Order p.m. session (Senator Lenett) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments
Special Order later today (Senator McFadden) Adopted

Sponsored by:

Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
Delegate Murray D. Levy, District 28
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Emergency Medical Services
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Health -see also- Mental Health
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 5-603 , 5-603 )
( 13-517 , 13-517 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 242914/01     Offered on: March 28, 2009   at: 2:28 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 128777/01     Offered on: April 13, 2009   at: 1:29 p.m.     Status: Special Ordered
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 26, 2009: Third Reading Passed (133-1)